Ariana Grande has penned a letter to her fans in response to Monday's terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester. In a letter posted to Twitter on Friday (May 26), the singer promised to return to the UK for a benefit concert and to meet with those affected by the tragedy.
She added: “My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone else can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. 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."
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 26, 2017
The 23-year-old also encouraged her fans to stay strong in the face of fear and to never let hate win.
"The only thing we can do now is choose how we let this affect us and how we live our lives from here on out," wrote the singer, adding, “I have been thinking of my fans, and of you all, non stop over the past week. 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 off something as evil as what happened Monday. YOU are the opposite.”
Following the tragedy, Ariana postponed her Dangerous Woman tour and returned home to Florida to be with her family.
Twenty two people were killed and more than 59 were injured when a bomb went off shortly after Ariana finished her show at Manchester Area. Police later confirmed that the bombing was a terrorist attack.