Ariana Grande ends tour in Europe with emotional tribute to Manchester

Mary Gallagher

It’s been nearly a month since Ariana Grande’s concert was the target of a brutal terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 22 of her fans, including children, and injured dozens of others.

Before continuing her Dangerous Woman Tour in Paris, the star and her team organised the One Love Manchester tribute concert in the city to raise millions of pounds for the victims.

Ariana Grande at One Love Manchester (PA)

But Ariana is far from over the ordeal, and has written an emotion-filled letter to her Instagram followers as she completed the European leg of her world tour.

The 23-year-old singer thanked her fans for their loyalty and support they have shown her since the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena on May 22, which occurred shortly after she’d performed on stage at the indoor venue.


She wrote: “At the close of this European leg of my Dangerous Woman tour, I just wanted to thank you properly for the overwhelming love and support you’ve shown me, my crew and each other during this challenging time.

Spending this time with you this month has been so very healing and special! Thank you for being here.”

Ariana made time to meet victims of the attack in hospital.

The chart-topper also thanked her fans for the “generosity” they’d shown in relation to the One Love Manchester show, which was staged to raise money for the victims of the attack.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity in supporting One Love Manchester and for helping the families as much as you possibly could. Thank you for bringing your absolute brightest, most passionate, contagious energy to these shows and for wiping my tears away.

“I’m immensely grateful!!!! I hope you can feel my love, wherever you are because I’m sending you all that I’ve got. See you so soon. (sic)”

The star was joined by a host of her famous friends at One Love Manchester.

The singer is to be recognised by Manchester as an honorary Mancunian on July 12, and Manchester Town hall boss Sir Richard Leese recently said: “We’ve all had cause to be incredibly proud of Manchester and the resilient and compassionate way in which the city responded to the terrible events of May 22 with love and courage, rather than hatred and fear.

“Ariana exemplified this response. I think many people would already consider her an honorary Mancunian, and we would be delighted to make it official.”

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