AceShowbiz - Ariana Grande has acknowledged the sad anniversary of the bombing following her 2017 Manchester Arena gig in the U.K. by insisting she shares the "tremendous heaviness" felt by victims' families and friends.
A terrorist detonated a bomb in the foyer of the venue as fans were leaving Ariana's concert on 22 May (17), killing 23 people and injuring another 139.
The tragedy forced the singer to halt her world tour and head home to mourn the loss of life. She returned to Manchester weeks later to headline a benefit she helped organise to raise funds for the families of those killed in the blast.
Now, as the three-year anniversary approaches on Friday, Ariana wanted to make it clear she had not forgotten the fans who perished or those still recovering from the bombing.
In a heartfelt message posted on Instagram on Wednesday, the "Side to Side" hitmaker wrote: "I want to take a moment to acknowledge and send my love to everyone that is feeling the sadness and and tremendous heaviness of the anniversary coming up this week."
"Not a day goes by that this doesn't affect you and all of us still. I will be thinking of you all week and weekend. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you always."