“We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.”
Pop star Ariana Grande promises to return to Manchester to hold a benefit concert in honor to the victims of the attack at her Manchester show urging fans to respond to the tragedy with love.
Grande expressed deep grief in a typed-out statement that she posted via Twitter.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 26, 2017
The 23-year-old, who suspended her ‘Dangerous Woman’ world tour and returned to her home to rest, said she planned a concert as “an expression of love for Manchester.”
“Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before,” she said in an essay posted on her social media accounts.
Grande canceled two weeks of concerts, including two shows in London, after the attacks. She flew home on Tuesday after releasing a brief message saying she felt “broken.” She plans to resume her tour in Paris on June 7.