Ariana Grande Releases Statement On Manchester Attack, Announces Benefit Concert Plans

Ariana Grande makes an official statement about the horrific attack in Manchester earlier this week.

On Monday (May 22) Ariana Grande played a sold-out show in Manchester, England as part of her worldwide Dangerous Woman Tour, which ended in tragedy as a suicide bomber made an attack on the arena as the show ended.

The pop star has released an official statement regarding the incident and announced she is making plans to return to Manchester for a benefit concert that will pay tribute to the victims and raise money for their families.

"My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones," the letter opens. "There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or 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."

The emotional statement praises the compassion, strength and love her fans and the public have shown this past week, and declares that this "heinous" event will not get in the way of her tour being a safe space for her fans.

"I am sorry for the pain and fear that you must be feeling and for the trauma that you, too, must be experiencing. We will not quit or operate in fear. We don’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win."

"I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families."

"I will have details to share with you as soon as everything is confirmed."

Beautiful words, Ariana. We send our love to you and all of those affected.

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