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Ariana Grande apologizes for "startling" fans with brain scans: "I found it informative and interesting"

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Ariana GrandeEarlier on Friday, Ariana Grande posted photos on her Instagram Story showing scans of her brain, and indicating that those scans show that she suffers from PTSD.  Now she's apologizing for freaking her fans out with that information.

In a note posted on her Instagram Story, Ari wrote, "Didn't mean to startle anyone with my brain thingy. it just blew me away. i found it informative and interesting and wanted to encourage y'all to make sure you check on your brains/listen to your bodies/take care of yourselves, too."

"i love science and seeing the physical reality of what's going in there was incredible to me," she continued. "i mean, i feel it all the time but seeing it is totally different and super cool."

Telling fans they'll talk about it in the future when she's "more healed up," Ari noted, "i am constantly working on my health/learning how to process pain (aren't we all). everyday is different but i'm doing my best."

The Coachella headliner added, "Jus know that I will continue showing up and giving as much of my energy as i can and do my best even tho my brain looks like a world map."

She ended her note with a joke: "That's why her hair's so big it's full of trauma...k ariana, log off."

While everyone has to deal with pain, Ariana's had more than most over the last two years: the terrorist bombing outside her concert in 2017, her breakup with longtime boyfriend Mac Miller last year and his tragic death a few months later, and her broken engagement to Pete Davidson.

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