Ariana Grande Suspends World Tour And Tweets That She Is “Broken” After Manchester Terror Attack
Ariana Grande has reportedly suspended her world tour following the terror attack that saw 22 people killed and many more injured at her concert in Manchester.
At around 10.33pm local time on Monday, police were called to a suspected suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena.
The bomb detonated shortly after Ariana left the stage.
It is suspected the bomber was working alone and detonated the improvised device in an act of terrorism. They were killed during the attack.
Shortly after the attack, Ariana’s manager, Scooter Braun released this statement:
We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act. We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers.
A few hours later the pint-size pop star took to Twitter to share her heartbreak.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
The Dangerous Woman singer is due to perform at London’s O2 Arena on Thursday and Friday, May 25 and 26, however sources at TMZ have suggested that the rest of the tour will be “indefinitely suspended”.
Overnight, the O2’s Twitter account posted:
Along with everyone else, we are shocked and saddened by the terrible tragedy in Manchester. Our thoughts are with those affected.
Ariana is due to perform at The O2 on Thursday and Friday and we will advise as soon as we can as to the status of those shows.
The London dates would be the final in the UK before the tour headed to Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland.
While it is not yet confirmed that the Dangerous Woman tour will not continue, a final word is expected in the next few hours.
Fans were quick to reassure the 23-year old that the attack was not her fault and that they would not blame her for cancelling the rest of her shows that are scheduled for the upcoming months.
— Trish (@Trish_Ingle) May 23, 2017
Ariana Grande has cancelled her tour & quite frankly i don't blame her at all
— princess belle (@urbandoll) May 23, 2017
John Legend, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are just a few of the many celebrities that have taken to social media to share their condolences.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.