Ariana Grande Remembers Manchester Bombing Victims on Instagram with Heartfelt Post
“Thank U Next” and “7 Rings” singer Ariana Grande took to Instagram today to remember the bombing at her Manchester, England concert in 2017 that left 59 people injured and 22 dead.
After Grande’s concert during her Dangerous Woman Tour on May 22, 2017, fans were exiting the arena when a bomb detonated, killing 22 people and injuring 59 more.
On June 4, 2017, the singer honored the victims and their families by performing at a benefit concert, “One Love Manchester,” raising millions of dollars in the process.
How Ariana Grande remembered the bombing victims and benefit concert
Grande posted a picture of herself performing at the benefit concert with the caption, “Two years ago. thanks for teaching me what love is. my heart is with u always.”
Bombing ‘hard to talk about’ for Ariana Grande
One year after the bombing at her concert Grande tweeted, “Thinking of you all today and every day I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day,” to her 63 million Twitter followers.
Even though she shared a message about the bombing on social media, it’s still very difficult for her to discuss what happened.
“It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it’s a real thing,” she told British Vogue in June 2018.
“I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well,” she added. “Time is the biggest thing. I feel like I shouldn’t even be talking about my own experience – like I shouldn’t even say anything. I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry.”
Ariana Grande revealed she has PTSD
In April 2019, Grande shared a photo comparing her brain to a healthy brain, and a brain with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on her Instagram Stories.
She called the results “hilarious and terrifying” adding that they were “not a joke.”
Fans immediately responded with concern for Grande’s health
“It’s not shocking that Ariana puts up a strong font up to a crowd when she’s still struggling and suffering from trauma and PTSD from Manchester and other situations she was sadly involved in. I just hope she doesn’t overwork herself and drain herself anymore mentally/physically,” one fan tweeted.
The response from fans about her health led Grande to follow up with more about her scan on Instagram.
“Didn’t mean to startle anyone with my brain thingy,” she wrote. “I love science and seeing the physical reality of what’s going on in there was incredible to me. Someday, when I’m more healed up, we can talk more about it.”
The singer announced ‘special show’ for Manchester
That’s because Grande has a “special show” planned for Manchester. So, the singer will return to Manchester for the second time after the tragic incident in 2017 to pay tribute to the victims and their families with another special performance. Details about the show have yet to be released.