Ariana Grande Shares Emotional Message Ahead Of Manchester Bombing Anniversary

This month marks three years since the devastating terror attack.

 

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Ariana Grande took to Instagram this Thursday to mark the anniversary of the Manchester bombing.

On May 22, 2017, 22 innocent people lost their lives while hundreds were injured as they tried to leave an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

On the evening of the concert, just as the pop star was finishing up her last song, a device was detonated in the foyer of the concert, killing 22 people, the youngest of which was an 8-year-old and injuring over 700 fans.

Two weeks later, determined to not leave hate win and to help those who were suffering so greatly, Ariana returned to Manchester, performing a benefit concert with fellow celebrities from the likes of Justin Bieber to Miley Cyrus, Coldplay and The Black Eyed Peas.

Ariana then spent time in Manchester, visiting those who were in hospital and recovering from the devastating attack.

Now, three years later, Ariana has revealed that a day doesn’t go by when she doesn’t think of the events of that night and how it still affects everyone.

“I want to take a moment to acknowledge and send my love to everyone that is feeling the sadness and tremendous heaviness of the anniversary coming up this week,” the star started by writing.

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“Not a day goes by that this doesn’t affect you and all of us still. I will be thinking of you all week and weekend. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you always,” the 26-year-old added.

Ariana ended the message with a bee emoji, one that represents Manchester’s industrial past, and since the attack has become a symbol of hope.

Since the horrific attack, Ariana also pulled “One Last Time” from her concert setlists. Attempting to sing it when she went on tour for Sweetener, the star noted that it was “to emotional” and removed it before she hit her European leg of the tour.

 

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We will have Ariana and all those affected by the 2017 tragedy in our thoughts this week.

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