Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert in Manchester

Ariana Grande
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Ariana Grande arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Grande says she’s sorry for saying “I hate America” in a recent video that leaked of her in doughnut shop. In a statement, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, the singer says she’s a proud American. She added that “what I said in a private moment ... was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LONDON (AP) – Singer Ariana Grande says she will return to Manchester for a benefit concert to raise money for attack victims.

A suicide bomber killed 22 people and wounded scores of others minutes after Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena ended on Monday night.

Grande tweeted a statement that says “I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families.”

She said details are still being finalized and she will “have details to share … as soon as everything is confirmed.”

Grande also said “my heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester attack and their loved ones.”

 

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