Ariana Grande to hold Manchester benefit concert

Ariana Grande has promised to return to Manchester to help the victims of the suicide bombing that targeted her concert goers.

The US pop star reached out to those affected via Twitter overnight, releasing an emotional statement.

“My heart, prayers, and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones,” she wrote, in regards to the 22 people killed after her concert at Manchester Arena on May 22.


“There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better,” she added.

“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.”

The 23-year-old also commended her fans on their strength.

“The way you have handled all of this has been more inspiring and made me more proud than you’ll ever know.

“The compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness that you’ve shown one another this past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it must take to pull of something as evil as what happened Monday.

“YOU are the opposite.”

She then confirmed that plans are being made for her to return to the “brave city” for a concert “to raise money for the victims and their families”.

“I will have details to share with you as soon as everything is confirmed.”

“Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy. So that is what it will continue to do for us.”