Ariana Grande has confirmed that she will be returning to Manchester to play a benefit gig in honour of the victims of the attack at her concert on Monday, where twenty-two people were killed and 116 people injured by a bomb detonated at the arena.
Releasing a statement to her 107m followers on Instagram and 46.3m followers on Twitter, the singer expressed her condolences to the victims and families of those involved, saying, "There 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 help in any way."
After cancelling the rest of her Dangerous Women tour following the events, Grande confirmed in the statement that she will be returning to Manchester.
"I'll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honour and raise money for the victims and their families," she said. "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."
"We will continue in honour of the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy," she added, before ending by saying those that lost their lives will always be in her thoughts: "They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life."
A date for the concert has not yet been confirmed but the singer has said that she will reveal further details once they have been confirmed.