It has been three years since the tragic Manchester Arena bombing and Ariana Grande’s heart still feels heavy over it. The songstress took to her IG Stories to share a touching message, making it very clear that she is still deeply affected by it.
Over a black background, Ari wrote: ‘I want to take a moment and acknowledge and send my love to everyone that’s feeling the sadness and tremendous heaviness of the anniversary coming up this week, not one day goes by that this does not affect you and all of us.. I will be thinking of you all this week and weekend. My heart, thoughts, prayers are with you always.’
As you probably remember, on May 22 in 2017, a terrorist attack happened at one of Ariana Grande’s concerts as part of her tour at the time.
Explosive was detonated just outside the venue, Manchester Arena, 22 lives being lost as a result and 139 being injured.
In the aftermath, Ariana hosted the One Love Manchester benefit concert, which featured many other singers and rappers including: Pharrell Williams, Little Mix, The Black Eyed Peas, Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber, Mac Miller, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus and more!
The event was meant to raise money for those injured as well as for the families of those dead and it managed to gather millions!
Ari came back to Manchester two years later, in August of last year, to perform at the Pride event taking place at Mayfield Depot.
Back in March, the brother of the bomber, was convicted of murder, attempted murder in relation to the injured, and conspiring with his terrorist brother to detonate the bomb.
One judge dealing with the case has announced that his sentencing will be taking place at a later date in order for the victims’ families to attend as well.