Piers Morgan caught heat earlier this week for telling Ariana Grande that she shouldn’t have left Manchester the morning after the terrorist attack at her concert which wounded 116 and killed 22. The controversial Good Morning Britain host expressed his views via Twitter after Katy Perry tweeted that she thought the queen had a kind heart for visiting the wounded in the hospital.
Piers wasn’t pleased with Ariana Grande’s need to return home after the concert, even though one fan suggested via Twitter that perhaps she had been traumatized after the incident.
“Probably not as much as those killed and wounded. She should have stayed to visit her injured fans,” Piers sounded off without shame.
“If the Queen can visit the victims in hospital, so can the star they paid to see,” he wrote.
However, the pop star has announced that she will be returning to Manchester for a concert to take place on June 4, which will benefit all of the wounded and the families of those who died during that tragic evening.
Ariana Grande has been allegedly reaching out to her friends in the music industry, asking them if they are interested in performing at the concert. It will not take place at the arena where the terrorist attack occurred, but instead one of the others in the city. Neither a set list nor a list of artists has been finalized and there is no word yet on how fans can purchase tickets in order to come hear Ariana and her friends perform again in Manchester.
After it was announced, a fan wrote to Piers Morgan, “Ariana’s coming back to raise money and see her fans. You happy??”
“Yes, it is the right thing to do,” the talk show host said in reply.
Ariana Grande also took to social media to release her first official statement since the event.
“Music is something that everyone on Earth can share.
“Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy.
“So that is what it will continue to do for us.
“We will continue in honor of the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy.
“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.”
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
According to sources, Ariana Grande has gone back to Boca Raton, Florida, after calling off her Dangerous Woman Tour indefinitely. When she returned to her hometown, she was greeted by her boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, who gave his girlfriend a huge bear hug once she exited the airplane. He also hugged her mother, Joan Grande, as she was there during the attack.
Reports state that Joan Grande ushered fans backstage after the blast and let them wait there until they could contact their parents. Unconfirmed sources also state that Ariana Grande herself wanted to go into the crowd to help tend to wounded concert goers, but her management told her this was not allowed as her life was their first priority.
Ariana Grande’s boyfriend, Mac Miller, was scheduled to perform in Washington and Minnesota this weekend, but cancelled the concerts due to everything that had happened.
“Soundset and Sasquatch, I will not be performing this weekend. Thank you for understanding. I’ll be back. Love always,” Mac Miller wrote on Twitter.
Ariana Grande has additionally offered to pay for the funerals of all of the victims of the attack.
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