Ariana Grande’s Mom Speaks Out For The First Time Following Last Week’s Terror Attack In Manchester

She was in the Arena the night 22 people lost their lives.

Joan Grande was sitting in the front row when her daughter Ariana performed in the Manchester Arena last Monday, and she was there when the fatal terror attack took place, killing 22 people and injuring dozens more.

As yesterday was Memorial Day in the United States, a day when Americans remember and pay tribute to those who lost their lives during active service, Joan chose to commemorate those who died in Manchester with a lengthy, heartfelt message on Twitter.

She began by saying, “This past week I have spent in reflective thought, prayer and deep sorrow. I join my daughter in extending my help and services to all those affected by the diabolical act of terror which occurred in Manchester!

“My heart goes out to all the victims: those who lost their lives, those injured, those recovering and all survivors of that night, along with the families and friends whose grief knows no bounds. I stand with you all in the face of evil and we stand together to never let it rule our lives!

“Thank you to all those who helped in any way that night in Manchester. I continually thank those who are and were in service protecting our freedoms every day all over the world. #MemorialDay”.

Joan was reportedly a huge help to young children when the explosion took place, with witnesses describing to TMZ that she guided a ten young concert-goers backstage, where they were protected by Ariana’s security team until it was safe for them to exit the arena.

Fans have been sending their love and gratitude to the mother-of-two on Twitter, saying, “We love you Joan” and “Thank you for everything you and your daughter have done for my city Manchester I’m so so so thankful.”

Ariana has promised to return to Manchester soon to raise money for those affected by Monday’s events, and said she will share more details as soon as everything’s confirmed.

“Music is meant to heal us,” she said on Twitter, “to bring us together and make us happy, so that is what it will continue to do.”

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