After sharing a brief message on Twitter right after the horrific Manchester attack on one of her shows, Ariana Grande has now shared a longer message in response.
The bombings left 22 dead, and British police have confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber, who ISIS has claimed as one of their own. Everyone from the British Prime Minister, to Donald Trump, Bono and U2, Drake and Harry Styles have chimed in with words of support for Ariana and her fans, and condemnation of this despicable targeting of young women. The city of Manchester, however, opened its doors to all impacted and has shown tremendous resilience, even spontaneously bursting into song at vigils.
Ariana has posted her longer message on Twitter, stating that she will return to Manchester for a benefit concert held in memory of the victims, and reasserting music’s power as a force of healing and unity. Read it in full below: