Ariana Grande Shares Statement Following Manchester Attack: “We Won’t Let This Divide Us”

Grande said she will return to Manchester for a benefit concert.

May 26, 2017
Ariana Grande Shares Statement Following Manchester Attack: “We Won’t Let This Divide Us” Tributes are left at St Ann's Square for the people who died during the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena, May 26, 2017.   Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Ariana Grande has shared a statement following the terrorist attack that occurred after her show at Manchester Arena, claiming the lives of 22 people and injuring dozens more. "There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better,” she said. “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.”

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She continued, “We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.” The singer also said that she would be holding a benefit concert in Manchester “in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families.” Grande has postponed her Dangerous Woman tour until June.

Read Ariana Grande's full statement below.


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