Days after a suicide bomber attacked the Manchester Arena right after Ariana Grande’s concert, she sent her "prayers and deepest condolences" to the victims and their families for the unfortunate incident through a statement posted on May 26.
"There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. 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,” she said.
She added, “The only thing we can do now is choose how we let this affect us and how we live our lives from here on out."
Because of this attack, six of her tour dates for the Dangerous Woman world tour were canceled. Today, she vowed to return to "the incredibly brave city of Manchester” and have a benefit concert “in honor for and to raise money for the victims and their families.”
"From the day we started putting the Dangerous Woman tour together, I said that this show, more than anything else, was intended to be a safe space for my fans. A place for them to escape, to celebrate, to heal, to feel safe and to be themselves. ... This [attack] will not change that,” she said.
Read her full statement below.