In a new interview with her bestie Troye Sivan, Ariana Grande has opened up about her struggle with Anxiety and how bad it got after the Manchester attack.
During the chat for Paper, Troye spoke about Ariana's song 'Get well soon', off of her new album Sweetener, saying it "punched him in the gut".
Ariana said the song was all about her struggle with anxiety, in particular after the attack, and was only able to write it with the help of Pharrell:
"[Pharrell] kind of forced it out of me, because I was in a really bad place mentally. I've always had anxiety, I've had anxiety for years. But when I got home from tour it reached a very different, intense peak. It became physical and I was not going out at all, and I felt like I was outside my body."
"I'd have these spells every now and then where I felt like I was having déjà vu, but like 24/7 for three months at a time. It was really weird, and all that was on my mind. [Pharrell] was like, "You have to write about it. You need to make this into music and get this shit out, and I promise it will heal you."
Ariana went on to say writing the song has helped her get to a healthier place and hopes it can do the same with her fans:
"It still took me a few weeks to feel better, but looking back at it now from a healthier place, it's probably one of the most important songs I'll ever write."