Ariana Grande has cancelled her Dangerous Woman world tour until the beginning of June, but the star still hopes to connect with those of her fans who were injured during the suicide bombing at her concert. Although she would prefer to visit the fans in person, she is still incredibly shaken by the incident and needs to take time to recover with her friends and family at her South Florida home.
The pop sensation, who is reportedly paying for the funerals of the victims who died during her concert on Monday night in Manchester, is also interested in using FaceTime or Skype to talk to the 59 people who were injured during the terrorist attack.
A source close to Ariana Grande shared the star’s plans.
“She is not planning on visiting the hospitals because she is still shaken up. But she wants to connect with her injured fans on FaceTime or video conferencing, if they are interested.”
The star flew home to Boca Raton, Florida, the day after the attack, and her boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, met her on the tarmac. He embraced his girlfriend in a tight hug, and also squeezed her mother, Joan, who was at the concert when the event occurred.
According to sources, Ariana Grande’s mother pulled fans backstage after the incident in order to keep them safe until their parents could come collect them. Ariana herself wanted to go out into the audience and help victims herself, but her security team told her that her life was their No. 1 priority, so they forbade her from going into the crowd.
Although Ariana Grande hopes to start her tour up again in Paris, France, her mother and grandmother are concerned about the young star’s well-being and want her to stay with them.
“Ariana’s mom Joan and her grandma really want her to stay with them in Boca Raton for a month or so. They just want her home until she feels safe again. But her friends do not think that Ariana will be able to stay in Florida in hiding for that long,” a source revealed.
The young singer has reportedly been in hysterics since the attack, and has felt like much of it was her fault. She has been relatively quiet on social media and tweeted her last tweet three days ago.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
While she garnered many responses from trolls telling her that the attack was something she should apologize for or that she was weak, the hashtag #ArianaItsNotYourFault has been trending on Twitter. Several other fandoms of other popular singers have expressed their support for Ariana Grande and her fans during this trying time.
Thankful from the bottom of my heart for a magical first leg of the @dangerouswomantour! I am eternally grateful to be able to do what I love with you by my side. It is a gift that I will never take for granted! Thank you for your pure, beautiful, bright and loving energy night after night. I'm very grateful to have shared so much of these last two months with you and I hope we made you feel happy/safe/loved/free/beautiful/celebrated at our show. More soon. I love you with all my heart. ???? ♡ ???? ♡ ???? ♡ ???? ♡ Ari
However, an open letter to Ariana Grande from a dad in Georgia in the United States who says that his daughters have been fans of hers for years has gone viral.
“After reading a tweet you posted on Twitter the other night; I’m afraid I need to set to set you straight girl. So listen up and receive some redneck love from a daddy of daughters.
“You don’t have a dagum thing to apologise for. If some jack*ss had gotten drunk and killed someone with his car next to your hotel in Manchester, would you feel responsible? If the night before your concert, a tornado hit Manchester and tragically killed several people who were going to your concert; would you feel the need to apologise?
“You see, you are no more responsible for the actions of an insane coward who committed an act in your proximity than you would be for a devastating natural disaster or acts of morons near your hotel.”
He also told the star that he hopes she sings again.
“Every time you open your mouth and share that incredible God-given gift to the world, you make this crappy world a little less crappy,” he told Ariana Grande.
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