Less than two weeks after a terrorist attack killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, sources tell Life & Style that the singer suffered a breakdown.
“Ariana isn’t doing well at all,” an insider reveals. “She feels responsible and can’t shake the sound of the bomb. But the screams are what make her incredibly emotional. She can’t stop thinking about them.”
The 23-year-old had just finished her set when a suicide bomber detonated a shrapnel-laden explosive device near the exit of the arena. The youngest victim was an eight-year-old girl.
“[Ariana’s] going through a very tough time and she’s really struggling,” Chris Gratton, the head of worldwide touring at Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, which manages the Nickelodeon alum, says. “It’s a scary, scary situation.”
The “Dangerous Woman” hitmaker has spoken out twice since the attack, initially writing on Twitter, “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
She added in a statement, “My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.”
In an attempt to aid those injured in the bombing, Ariana is hosting a benefit concert on Sunday, June 4. “One Love Manchester” will feature performances by Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, and Usher, among others. All proceeds will go to an emergency fund set up by the city and the British Red Cross.
Our thoughts remain with the victims and their families as they continue to recover from this heinous act.
For more celebrity updates, pick up the latest issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now.