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Ariana Grande is ‘still suffering with PTSD’ three years on from Manchester Arena Bombing

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Ariana Grande‘s manager Scotter Braun has revealed the singer is still ‘suffering’ on the three year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing. 

A suicide bomber killed 22 and injured 139 when he detonated a device as people were leaving Ariana’s concert at the Manchester venue on May 22 2017.

Speaking on the third anniversary of the attack, Scooter explained that the pop star has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Tough: Ariana Grande's manager Scotter Braun has revealed the singer is still 'suffering' on the three year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing

Tough: Ariana Grande's manager Scotter Braun has revealed the singer is still 'suffering' on the three year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing

Tough: Ariana Grande’s manager Scotter Braun has revealed the singer is still ‘suffering’ on the three year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing

According to The Mirror, Scooter, who along with Ariana visited the families and injured at the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital in the days after the attack, said: ‘She has PTSD, she’s still suffering to this day.’ 

In a 2018 interview with British Vogue, Ariana revealed she had been experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder since the attack.

‘It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it’s a real thing,’ she said. 

‘I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well. Time is the biggest thing.’

Manager: Scooter, who along with Ariana visited the families and injured at the Royal Manchester Children's hospital in the days after the attack, said: 'She has PTSD, she's still suffering to this day' (pictured in 2014)

Manager: Scooter, who along with Ariana visited the families and injured at the Royal Manchester Children's hospital in the days after the attack, said: 'She has PTSD, she's still suffering to this day' (pictured in 2014)

Manager: Scooter, who along with Ariana visited the families and injured at the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital in the days after the attack, said: ‘She has PTSD, she’s still suffering to this day’ (pictured in 2014)

‘I feel like I shouldn’t even be talking about my own experience – like I shouldn’t even say anything. I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry.’  

Speaking nine months after the bombing, Scooter described during an interview won the Big Questions with Cal Fussman podcast, how Ariana had cried ‘for days’ after the attack.

What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. 

People with PTSD often suffer nightmares and flashbacks to the traumatic event and can experience insomnia and an inability to concentrate.    

Symptoms are often severe enough to have a serious impact on the person’s day-to-day life, and can emerge straight after the traumatic event or years later. 

PTSD is thought to affect about 1 in every 3 people who have a traumatic experience, and was first documented in the First World War in soldiers with shell shock.

People who are worried they have PTSD should visit their GP, who could recommend a course of psychotherapy or anti-depressants. 

Combat Stress operate a 24-hour helpline for veterans, which can be reached on 0800 138 1619.  

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‘When she found out that fans of hers had died she was so sad.

‘She cried for days, she felt everything – every face they announced, every name, she wore on her sleeve. Every bit of emotion because that’s who she is.’ 

He recalled that the pairs’ visits to the families in the days after the attack were the ‘hardest two hours of either of our lives’.

‘After the first family I had to help her, she was distraught and I was lost. It was beyond tough. But every single time we got down we reminded each other we get to go home.

‘Our loved ones are still going to be there. That mother is never coming home, that daughter is never coming home, that son is never coming home, that dad is never coming home.’

Earlier this week Ariana shared a heartfelt message to her fans ahead of the three-year anniversary of the attack.

The singer took to Instagram and wrote a touching message to her fans to let them know her ‘heart’ was with them. 

She wrote: ‘I want to take a moment to acknowledge and send my love to everyone that is feeling the sadness and and tremendous heaviness of the anniversary coming up this week.’

Anniversary:  Earlier this week Ariana shared a heartfelt message to her fans ahead of the three-year anniversary of the attack

Anniversary:  Earlier this week Ariana shared a heartfelt message to her fans ahead of the three-year anniversary of the attack

Anniversary:  Earlier this week Ariana shared a heartfelt message to her fans ahead of the three-year anniversary of the attack

The hitmaker added that the tragic incident continues to have an impact on so many in the present.  

She said: ‘Not a day goes by that this doesn’t affect you and all of us still. I will be thinking of you all week and weekend. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you always’. 

The suicide bomb attack perpetrated by Salman Abedi, 22, occurred on May 22, 2017 and resulted in the deaths of 22 victims while 139 people were injured. 

Ariana returned to Manchester for the first time in two years in August as she performed at the Manchester Pride event at Mayfield Depot.

The star admitted she was ‘nervous’ and ‘overwhelmed’ as she took to the stage in the Northern city after she held a benefit concert in aide of those who were injured in the bombing.

She wrote: 'I want to take a moment to acknowledge and send my love to everyone that is feeling the sadness and and tremendous heaviness of the anniversary coming up this week' (pictured in 2018)

She wrote: 'I want to take a moment to acknowledge and send my love to everyone that is feeling the sadness and and tremendous heaviness of the anniversary coming up this week' (pictured in 2018)

She wrote: ‘I want to take a moment to acknowledge and send my love to everyone that is feeling the sadness and and tremendous heaviness of the anniversary coming up this week’ (pictured in 2018) 

As she was cheered onto the stage by hundreds of fans, the award-winning musician looked emotional as she announced: ‘I love Manchester so much, thank you so much for having me back.’ 

The One Last Time hitmaker continued: ‘I’m so happy to be here with you – it means the world – so thank you for having me.

‘I’m sorry, I’m so nervous, I had so much more to say but I’m like very overwhelmed so thank you. It’s so beautiful, I love you so much.’ 

Ahead of the event, she tweeted: ‘on our way to manchester pride. love u so much. can’t wait to give u all our love. you’re my heart in every way. see u soon. [sic]’

One Love: The star first returned to Manchester to headline the One Love gig in June 2017, two weeks after 22 people died in a suicide attack at her Manchester Arena show

One Love: The star first returned to Manchester to headline the One Love gig in June 2017, two weeks after 22 people died in a suicide attack at her Manchester Arena show

Emotional: The hitmaker added that the tragic incident continues to have an impact on so many in the present (pictured at the One Love gig in June 2017) 

Marking an emotional return, the songstress captivated audiences with an acoustic rendition of her hit single One Last Time, which she re-released as a charity single two years ago following the terrorist attack. 

At the time, the special single reached a peak of number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.

The star first returned to Manchester to headline the One Love gig in June 2017.

She made the brave decision to return to the city for the benefit concert, which raised more than £17 million, and saw the entire audience that attended her previous show in attendance.

The concert saw all manner of stars take to the stage at the Old Trafford cricket ground, including Coldplay, Katy Perry, Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber and Robbie Williams. 

Return: Ariana returned to Manchester for the first time in two years as she performed at the Manchester Pride event at Mayfield Depot in August

Return: Ariana returned to Manchester for the first time in two years as she performed at the Manchester Pride event at Mayfield Depot in August

Return: Ariana returned to Manchester for the first time in two years as she performed at the Manchester Pride event at Mayfield Depot in August 

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MasterChef SPOILER: Sarah Tiong packs her bags and leaves her Melbourne hotel

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MasterChef fan favourite Sarah Tiong appears to be out of the competition.

The 29-year-old lawyer and chef was spotted leaving her Melbourne hotel on Thursday with a packed bag, which suggests she was heading home after being eliminated from the show.

Sarah, who normally resides in Sydney, had been staying in the Melbourne while filming the Channel 10 cooking program.

Gone already? Sarah Tiong appears to be out of the MasterChef competition after she was spotted leaving her Melbourne hotel on Thursday with a packed bag

Gone already? Sarah Tiong appears to be out of the MasterChef competition after she was spotted leaving her Melbourne hotel on Thursday with a packed bag

Gone already? Sarah Tiong appears to be out of the MasterChef competition after she was spotted leaving her Melbourne hotel on Thursday with a packed bag

Onlookers saw Sarah being escorted from the hotel and into a yellow taxi.

She was then driven to another location in Melbourne, where she was greeted by friends and family.

As she emerged from the taxi at her destination, a young woman excitedly leapt into Sarah’s arms and gave her a hug. 

Checking out: Onlookers saw Sarah being escorted from the hotel, where she had been staying for the duration of filming, and into a yellow taxi

Checking out: Onlookers saw Sarah being escorted from the hotel, where she had been staying for the duration of filming, and into a yellow taxi

Checking out: Onlookers saw Sarah being escorted from the hotel, where she had been staying for the duration of filming, and into a yellow taxi

She may have then travelled to the airport, but her exact movements are unknown. 

Sarah’s outing comes just days after fellow MasterChef contender Poh Ling Yeow was spotted shopping for groceries in the Victorian capital.

Many fans believed this sighting was proof the Adelaide-based chef was still in the running to take out the top spot.

Poh, 47, is a bookies’ favourite to win the competition, which is still being filmed but is expected to wrap in the coming weeks.

Warm welcome: Sarah was driven to another location in Melbourne, where she was greeted by friends. She may have then travelled to the airport, but her exact movements are unknown

Warm welcome: Sarah was driven to another location in Melbourne, where she was greeted by friends. She may have then travelled to the airport, but her exact movements are unknown

Warm welcome: Sarah was driven to another location in Melbourne, where she was greeted by friends. She may have then travelled to the airport, but her exact movements are unknown

Home away from home: Sarah, who normally resides in NSW, had been staying in Melbourne throughout filming. Her exit from the hotel on Thursday strongly suggests she has been eliminated

Home away from home: Sarah, who normally resides in NSW, had been staying in Melbourne throughout filming. Her exit from the hotel on Thursday strongly suggests she has been eliminated

Home away from home: Sarah, who normally resides in NSW, had been staying in Melbourne throughout filming. Her exit from the hotel on Thursday strongly suggests she has been eliminated

It comes after Daily Mail Australia revealed the rumoured final six contestants earlier this month.   

Poh, Reynold Poernomo, Laura Sharrad, Brendan Pang, Reece Hignell and Emelia Jackson all appeared to confirm they were finalists with careless social media posts.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 10 for comment.

End of the road: MasterChef Australia is still being filmed in Melbourne, but is expected to wrap in the coming weeks. Pictured: MasterChef: Back to Win contestants

End of the road: MasterChef Australia is still being filmed in Melbourne, but is expected to wrap in the coming weeks. Pictured: MasterChef: Back to Win contestants

End of the road: MasterChef Australia is still being filmed in Melbourne, but is expected to wrap in the coming weeks. Pictured: MasterChef: Back to Win contestants

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Hailey Bieber slams accusations that she underwent plastic surgery: ‘I’ve never touched my face’

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Hailey Bieber has insisted she has never had plastic surgery on her face and has begged people to stop using heavily edited pictures of her.

The 23-year-old took to Instagram on Thursday to condemn online trolls who recently accused her of changing her looks and took aim at a post which compared her face now and aged 13.  

She said: ‘Stop using pics that are edited by makeup artists,’ as she insisted the heavily edited glamour shot is ‘NOT what [she looks] like.’ 

'I've never touched my face': Hailey Bieber, 23, has slammed accusations that she has had plastic surgery and begged people to stop using heavily edited pictures of her

'I've never touched my face': Hailey Bieber, 23, has slammed accusations that she has had plastic surgery and begged people to stop using heavily edited pictures of her

‘I’ve never touched my face’: Hailey Bieber, 23, has slammed accusations that she has had plastic surgery and begged people to stop using heavily edited pictures of her

Throwback: A young Hailey pictured with Justin at his Justin Bieber Never Say Never film screening with her dad Stephen on February 2, 2011

Throwback: A young Hailey pictured with Justin at his Justin Bieber Never Say Never film screening with her dad Stephen on February 2, 2011

Throwback: A young Hailey pictured with Justin at his Justin Bieber Never Say Never film screening with her dad Stephen on February 2, 2011

‘I’ve never touched my face so If you’re gonna sit around and compare me at 13, and then me at 23, at least use a natural photo that wasn’t edited so crazy,’ concluded the wife of Justin Bieber.   

Fans quickly came to Hailey’s defense and remarked on her ‘natural beauty’ and her transparency when it comes to FaceTune and other editing tools.

Though Hailey appeared fired up in her Instagram response, she seemed to be in a much calmer mood when she returned to the popular social networking app to post a selfie.

In the portrait, Hailey suited up in her favorite tracksuit and posed on a couch located in the living area of her Los Angeles home.

Stunning: Though Hailey appeared fired up in her Instagram response, she seemed to be in a much calmer mood when she returned to the popular social networking app to post a selfie

Stunning: Though Hailey appeared fired up in her Instagram response, she seemed to be in a much calmer mood when she returned to the popular social networking app to post a selfie

Stunning: Though Hailey appeared fired up in her Instagram response, she seemed to be in a much calmer mood when she returned to the popular social networking app to post a selfie 

She opted for a minimalistic makeup look and accessorized with a pair of glamorous gold earrings.

Her dirty blonde hair was neatly parted in the middle and tied back into a neat bun.

The daughter of Stephen Baldwin also shared a sweet snapshot of hubby Justin cuddling with their beloved dog Oscar beside her in bed.

Hailey returned from a lengthy lockdown in Canada with Justin on Wednesday afternoon.

So cute: The daughter of Stephen Baldwin also shared a sweet snapshot of hubby Justin cuddling with their beloved dog Oscar beside her in bed

So cute: The daughter of Stephen Baldwin also shared a sweet snapshot of hubby Justin cuddling with their beloved dog Oscar beside her in bed

So cute: The daughter of Stephen Baldwin also shared a sweet snapshot of hubby Justin cuddling with their beloved dog Oscar beside her in bed 

The pair – who married in September of 2018 – were spotted touching down at Van Nuys airport and donned matching facial masks as they exited the jet.

Hailey and Justin recently opened up about the effect of quarantining on their mental health in a video posted to Instagram last Friday.

In the short clip, Hailey noted that she has often felt ‘scared’ during these tumultuous times, but also has moments where she feels extremely ‘motivated and hopeful’ for the future post COVID-19.

Bieber nodded his approval then added that some days he feels ‘encouraged and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.’

The couple crafted the thoughtful post for pal Kendall Jenner who ‘nominated’ them as part of a viral challenge that encourages celebrities to open up the conversation about mental health with their social media following.

Before coming back to Los Angeles on Wednesday, Justin and Hailey were enjoying a loved up lockdown at their mansion in Canada.

They documented a vast majority of their time in Canada on social media and, most recently, the couple began hosting their own Facebook Live show from home.

Opening up: In a post shared to Instagram page last Friday, Justin and Hailey opened up about their life in lockdown and the toll it has taken on their mental health

Opening up: In a post shared to Instagram page last Friday, Justin and Hailey opened up about their life in lockdown and the toll it has taken on their mental health

Opening up: In a post shared to Instagram page last Friday, Justin and Hailey opened up about their life in lockdown and the toll it has taken on their mental health

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Too Hot to Handle’s Harry Jowsey reveals he ‘is an IVF baby’

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Too Hot to Handle’s Harry Jowsey has offered a rare insight into his personal life.

On Thursday, the Australian model, 23, revealed to his fans that he was born via IVF. 

‘Yes [I was actually made in a test tube]. I’m an IVF baby,’ he revealed in an Instagram Q&A.

'I was made in a test tube': Too Hot to Handle's Harry Jowsey (pictured) revealed he 'is an IVF baby' on Thursday

'I was made in a test tube': Too Hot to Handle's Harry Jowsey (pictured) revealed he 'is an IVF baby' on Thursday

‘I was made in a test tube’: Too Hot to Handle’s Harry Jowsey (pictured) revealed he ‘is an IVF baby’ on Thursday

‘So they got a bit of my dad’s naughty sauce and my mum’s magic eggs. They put them in a test tube, mixed them up and put it back in the mum’s oven and here we are.’

Harry rose to fame after appearing on Netflix’s raunchy dating show Too Hot to Handle. 

The Australian model told the Is It Just Me? podcast last week that he was asked in-depth questions about his sexual history during the audition process.

The process was ‘long and strenuous’, he said, because producers wanted to make sure they picked the right balance of people.

Revealed: Harry said in an Instagram Q&A: 'Yes [I was actually made in a test tube]. I'm an IVF baby'

Revealed: Harry said in an Instagram Q&A: 'Yes [I was actually made in a test tube]. I'm an IVF baby'

Revealed: Harry said in an Instagram Q&A: ‘Yes [I was actually made in a test tube]. I’m an IVF baby’

Interestingly, the cast wasn’t told the show would air on Netflix until the last minute, and several stars assumed it would air on a TV network. 

‘It was a massive long and strenuous process. No one had any idea it was for Netflix, or what it was. It was super under wraps,’ he said.

‘There was a massive stream of questions, mostly focused on our dating life, and sex life, to see if we were the right kind of people.’ 

'It was a massive long process': This comes after he told the Is It Just Me? podcast last week that he was asked in-depth questions about his sexual history during the audition process

'It was a massive long process': This comes after he told the Is It Just Me? podcast last week that he was asked in-depth questions about his sexual history during the audition process

‘It was a massive long process’: This comes after he told the Is It Just Me? podcast last week that he was asked in-depth questions about his sexual history during the audition process

Despite rumours the cast knew about the no-sex rule beforehand, Harry maintained that they didn’t discover the twist until it was revealed on camera.  

‘They didn’t tell us anything up until the point it was announced on the show. I honestly thought it was going to be the most insane, raunchy thing anybody has ever seen,’ he said.

Too Hot to Handle offered contestants the chance to win $100,000 – but the prize money was deducted if any of them caved into temptation by kissing or having sex. 

Challenge: Too Hot to Handle offered contestants the chance to win $100,000 - but the prize money was deducted if any of them caved into temptation by kissing or having sex

Challenge: Too Hot to Handle offered contestants the chance to win $100,000 - but the prize money was deducted if any of them caved into temptation by kissing or having sex

Challenge: Too Hot to Handle offered contestants the chance to win $100,000 – but the prize money was deducted if any of them caved into temptation by kissing or having sex

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