Ariana Grande has reportedly offered to pay for the funerals of all of the victims of the horrific Manchester terror attack that took place after her show on Monday night.
The 23-year-old singer was left “broken” with “no words” after her concert ended with a suicide bomber detonating a bomb at Manchester Arena, tragically killing 22 people and leaving dozens injured.
The performer’s kind-hearted gesture is yet to be confirmed by her or anyone from her team. However, UNILAD have reported that “strong rumours are gathering apace” that the generous offer has been made. In addition, the news is currently making its way around social media, with fans thanking her from the bottom of their hearts.
Many of Ariana’s fans have reached out to her on Twitter, praising her for the benevolent, yet unconfirmed, gesture. One wrote: “So much respect for ariana grande for contacting the famillies who lost their loved ones and paying the funeral costs,” while another commented: “So @ArianaGrande reached out to the family’s who childrens died last night and she is payin for there funeral She is the most amazin lady”.
Ariana suspended the rest of her Dangerous Woman world tour after the devastating attacks. The Side to Side singer was spotted for the first time yesterday, touching down in her hometown of Boca Raton in Florida. Ariana, dressed all in black, was visually emotional and could be seen crying as she was greeted by her boyfriend Mac Miller, with whom she shared a lengthy embrace on the tarmac.
A representative from the singer’s label confirmed yesterday the young celebrity is “okay”, although she had reportedly been “in hysterics” following the bombing. She afterwards posted on Twitter, writing: “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
Ariana’s manager, Scooter Braun, also put out a statement saying: “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.”
The victims of the Manchester Arena bombing have since begun to be identified. The first victims to have been named in the press are Olivia Campbell, Alison Howe, Lisa Lees, Kelly Brewster, Saffie Rose Roussos, John Atkinson, Georgina Callendar, Megan Hurley, and Marcin and Anjelika Klis.
ISIS have since taken responsibility for the attack on Monday night, with authorities identifying 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the suicide bomber responsible. Police are currently investigating whether Abedi, who was the British-born son of Libyan immigrants, may have been assisted by others. At least one other man has been arrested by authorities in connection with the cold-blooded attack.
The bomb went off just after Ariana walked offstage and parents were beginning to leave the arena with their young children. Horrifying videos have since been released showing terrified youngsters stampeding for the sold-out 21,000 seater stadium’s exits in what witnesses described as being like a “war zone”. City officials, celebrities and Mancunians have since insisted that the true spirit of Manchester will shine through in spite of the horrendous attack.
If you are concerned about loved ones who you think may have been at Manchester Arena at the time, please call the hotline on 0800 096 0095.