In the wake of the catastrophic Manchester Arena bombing after Ariana Grande’s concert on Monday, May 22, the pop star has come out and released her message of hope, love and a pledge to return to Manchester for a special event in honor of the victims.
“Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before,” she wrote. “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.”
She further detailed that once details were finalized, they would be shared with fans.
“We will continue in honor of the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy,” Grande concluded. “They will be on my mind and in my heart every day and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.”
Here’s the full statement in light of the Manchester Arena bombing and future plans below.