Joan Grande, mother of Ariana Grande, has shared a message one the one week anniversary of the terrorist attack that killed 22 people at her daughter's show in Manchester. Grande posted her message on Twitter last night, May 29, seven days on from the Manchester Arena blast. BIllboard notes that Joan Grande was backstage at the Manchester Arena when she heard the explosion.
Grande condemned "the diabolical act of terror" and continued, “My heart goes out to all the victims: those who lost their lives, those injured, those recovering & all survivors of that night, along with the families & friends whose grief knows no bounds. I stand with you all in the face of evil & we stand together to never let it rule our lives!”
The rest of the message read, "Thank you to all those who helped in any way that night in Manchester. I continually thank those who are & were in service protecting our freedoms every day all over the world! #MemorialDay.” Read the message below.
Ariana Grande has already outlined her intention to return to Manchester and play a concert for those affected by the attack. Details of that show are yet to be confirmed.