Pop superstar Ariana Grande has reached out to her fans and followers to deliver a heartwarming message ahead of the anniversary of the devastating Manchester bombing.
In what would go on to be one of the most shocking moments in music history, Ariana Grande was at the centre of a devastating bombing that took place at Manchester. Her show, part of the Dangerous Woman tour, was the site of a mass bombing back in 2017. The attack claimed the lives of 23 people (including the attacker), and went on to injure 139 people; half of them were children.
Amid all the drama with Lana Del Rey, she proved she had bigger things to talk about. Ariana Grande took to her Instagram stories to share a heartwarming message. She writes: “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.”
Ariana Grande has been open and vulnerably honest about the after effects of the attack, and being a part of such a moment in history. In one interview, close to the one-year anniversary marking the bombing, Ariana said: “Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world. I think that’s why it’s still so heavy on my heart every single day. I wish there was more that I could fix. You think with time it’ll become easier to talk about. Or you’ll make peace with it. But every day I wait for that peace to come and it’s still very painful.”
Ariana Grande has also revealed that the attack left her vulnerable to depression and anxiety in the months to follow.
May 22nd, 2020 will mark the two year anniversary of the Manchester bombing at the Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman World Tour.
By Ahalya Narayanan