Ariana Grande Gets Real About Her Anxiety During BBC Music Special
Thank you for talking about your mental health so openly, Ari.
Having been through a lot over the past twelve months, Ariana Grande has always made sure to open up about her own mental health and why it’s important to de-stigmatise the subject.
So during her chat with Davina McCall for her forthcoming BBC Music special, Ari took the opportunity to explain how she ends up feeling guilty for her own feelings most of the time.
“I almost feel guilty that I have it [anxiety] because it’s just in your head and it’s just so crazy how powerful it is.”
“You have ups and downs and sometimes you’ll go weeks at a time where you will be crushing it and there will be no anxiety...and then something will happen that can trigger it and then you have a couple of down days, you know.”
Ari goes on to tell Davina: “The most important thing is to remember that... everybody has this. Talk to your love ones, reach out to people, especially your friends online. Reach out to each other.”
During a previous interview with Beats 1 Ari spoke about how “mental health is so important,” going on to say: “People don’t pay enough mind to it because we have things to do. Schedules with jobs, kids and places to be and pressure to fit in…”
She even included a track titled ‘Get Well Soon’ on her fourth studio album, Sweetener. Ari tweeted that the bop is about her anxiety, and is hoping her fans listening will use it to help them feel comforted in regards to their own mental health. What a queen.
Ariana Grande at the BBC will be on BBC One @ 9pm on 1 November ’18.