Ariana Grande has release a statement about Monday night’s terror attack at her Manchester Arena concert.
The star passed on her “hearts, prayers and condolences” to those who were affected by the bombing.
“We will never be able to understand why events like this take place because it’s not in our nature,” she said.
“We will not quit or operate in fear.
“We won’t let this divide us.
“We won’t let hate win.”
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 26, 2017
Adding that she wanted the Dangerous Woman tour to be “a safe space” where fans could “express themselves”, she went on: “We will continue in honour 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.”
Then she said: “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.”
“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.”