Ariana Grande wishes 'light and warmth' on anniversary of Manchester bombing

A year after the deadly attack at one of her concerts in Manchester, England, Ariana Grande is sending “light and warmth” to her fans.

The 24-year-old “No Tears Left to Cry” singer tweeted on Tuesday:

The bee image is a symbol of Manchester, representing the city’s industrious “worker bee” history.


Grande’s message came exactly a year after a terror attack at the Manchester Arena at the end of one of her shows killed 22 concertgoers and injured more than 100 people. The attacker, who was identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, died in the bombing.

Following the attack, Grande visited a Manchester hospital to meet with victims. The entertainer also headlined a benefit concert two weeks after the suicide bombing, which organizers said raised nearly $3.5 million for victims.

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Prince William also marked the first anniversary of the attack on Tuesday by taking part in a memorial service with survivors and victims’ families at Manchester Cathedral.