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Ariana Grande Puts The Manchester Victims First And Will Play A Benefit Concert [UPDATED]

In the wake of the May 20, 2017 bombing in Manchester, Ariana Grande opted to suspend her Dangerous Woman tour.

Update (May 30): Ariana Grande has posted a message to Twitter, saying, "[T]here is nothing I or anyone 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." She will be giving a benefit concert in Manchester "to raise money for the victims and their families." The concert happened on June 4, and Grande was joined by Coldplay, Pharrell, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, CNN reports.

In the wake of the May 20, 2017 bombing in Manchester that left 22 dead and at least 59 injured, Ariana Grande has opted to suspend her Dangerous Woman tour. 

Grande's European tour dates were originally set to continue through June 5 and covered London, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland. According to the statement, Grande's tour will resume in Paris on June 7. Ariana expressed her grief in a Twitter post on Monday that has been shared over a million times:

People magazine reported that Grande is "absolutely crushed and devastated" but that this "isn't about her — it's about the victims." And other celebrities feel the same way, as Tom Hardy has started a fundraising campaign to help the victims.

It isn't just the stars who have banded together. Grande's fans, known as Arianators, have created a unified movement to spread messages of love and support.

Clearly, Ariana wants the focus to remain on the victims and their families — and by canceling her tour dates, she's giving a grieving country time to heal.

Rachel Carrington
Rachel Carrington

I'm an avid writer of fiction! I've had over 53 novels published and have written over 350 articles for Moviepilot.com. I can be found on the web at www.rachelcarrington.com and www.ajourneyoffives.com. #olicitylover #Arrowfanatic #Flashfan

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