Ariana Grande tweeted a message of support to her fans on the anniversary of the deadly bombing at her concert in Manchester, United Kingdom, a year ago.
“Thinking of you all today and every day,” Grande tweeted on Monday night. “I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day.”
Grande also tweeted a bee emoji, a symbol of Manchester.
On May 22, 2017, a suicide bomber detonated a homemade bomb as people were leaving the Manchester Arena after Grande’s concert, with 23 people killed, including the attacker, and 123 people injured.
Last week, Grande gave an interview to Time Magazine in which she described the incident as the “absolute worst of humanity.”
“There are so many people who have suffered such loss and pain. The processing part is going to take forever,” she said. “I don’t want to give it that much power. Something so negative. It’s the absolute worst of humanity. That’s why I did my best to react the way I did. The last thing I would ever want is for my fans to see something like that happen and think it won.”
Grande added, “Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world. I think that’s why it’s still so heavy on my heart every single day. I wish there was more that I could fix. You think with time it’ll become easier to talk about. Or you’ll make peace with it. But every day I wait for that peace to come and it’s still very painful.”
See Grande’s tweet below.
thinking of you all today and every day ???? I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 22, 2018