Ariana Grande has expressed her devastation over the Manchester terror attack in an emotional open letter.
In the latest episode of Arianas YouTube series, Dangerous Woman Diaries, the The No More Tears Left To Cry singer displays a letter addressing the horrific incident which took place in May 2017 and took the lives of 22 innocent concert-goers.
The letter reads: Im writing to you this February, 22 2018. Its been eight months since the attack at our show at the Manchester Arena.
Its impossible to know where to start or to know what to say about this part. May 22, 2017, will leave me speechless and filled with questions for the rest of my life.
Ariana, 25, had just finished performing a tour show at the arena when terrorist Salman Abedi detonated a bomb as people were leaving the venue.
The popstars letter continues: The spirit of the people of Manchester, the families affected by this horrendous tragedy, and my fans around the world have permanently impacted all of us for the rest of our lives.
Their love, strength, and unity showed me, my team, my dancers, band, and entire crew not to be defeated. To continue during the scariest and saddest of times. To not let hate win.
But instead, love as loudly as possible, and to appreciate every moment. The people of Manchester were able to change an event that portrayed the worst of humanity into one that portrayed the most beautiful of humanity. “Like a handprint on my heart” … I think of Manchester constantly and will carry this with me every day for the rest of my life.
Elsewhere in the letter, Ariana explained how music is an escape, the safest thing shes ever known and the last thing that would ever harm someone.
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Ari incredibly returned to the city of Manchester in the weeks following the attack to host the One Love Manchester concert which saw performances from the likes of Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber and Robbie Williams.
Thanks to her charitable efforts, Ari was made an honorary citizen of Manchester.
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