While being in the spotlight has its benefits, artists face many challenges in their line of work. Back in 2017, Ariana Grande made her journey to Europe for her “Dangerous Woman” Tour. However, it hadn’t been a pleasant experience. After her performance in Manchester, England, the singer became the victim of a violent terrorist bombing. The attack left several concert goers injured, some even dead. Since the terrorist bombing, Grande has healed and asked fans to do the same. Every year, the singer pays tribute to the victims of the Manchester Bombing. This past Saturday, the 27-year-old shared a heartfelt message to the survivors of the attack.
The 2017 Manchester Bombing
It can be hard to move on with our lives after a traumatic event. On May 22, 2017, Ariana Grande performed at Manchester Arena as part of her Dangerous Woman tour. After the show, a bomb detonated in the foyer area just as 14,200 attendees exited the venue. On that frightful night, 500 people were left injured, and 22 victims died. At the time, authorities deemed the incident both a terrorist attack and a suicide bombing.
The aftermath of the terrorist attack led the singer to develop PTSD. Even in her ill mental state, the singer pushed on. She returned to Manchester to do a benefit concert for the victims of the attack. These days, she’s healing with the help of family and friends. She’s not yet recovered from the traumatic event but makes an effort to focus on the positive.
Ariana Grande Honors Victims Of The Terrorist Attack
Despite her efforts to move on from the traumatic event, Grande makes sure to pay her respects to the victims of the terrorist attack. This year marked the fourth anniversary of the Manchester bombing victims and Grande paid her respects via social media.
Furthermore, the “POV” singer shared a heartfelt message to fans about the traumatic event. “Although grief is ever-present and our relationship to it is constantly evolving and expressing itself in different ways every day, year round. … I know that this anniversary will never be an easy one. Please know that I am thinking of you today,” the songstress wrote on her Instagram story on May 22. In continuation of the post, Grande also wrote a list of the victims of the Manchester bombing. We can only imagine how hard of a task it must be for the singer to talk about the terrorist attack.