Ariana Grande’s Mother Speaks Out About Manchester Bombing Incident
Ariana Grande’s mother Joan Grande, expressed her thoughts about the Manchester incident that happened last week in England.
“My heart goes out to all the victims,” Joan continued. “Those who lost their lives, those injured, those recovering & all survivors of that night, along with the families & friends whose grief knows no bounds. I stand with with you all in the face of evil & we stand together to never let it rule our lives!”
Joan was by Ariana Grande’s side at the Manchester Arena the night of May 22, when authorities say a 22-year-old man detonated an explosive near the ticket office outside, killing 22 and injuring more than 100 others. Later, ISIS claimed responsibility to the attack.
An insider previously told PEOPLE that Ariana had just walked off stage when the bomb went off, and her mom helped usher young fans to safety.
“Thank you to all those who helped in any way that night in Manchester,” Joan wrote in her Monday tweet.
“I continually thank those who are & were in service protecting our freedoms every day all over the world! #Memorialday”
Sources have said, Ariana 23, was deeply shaken by the attack. She and her mom felt straight from Manchester to Boca Raton, Florida, where they had an emotional reunion with the singers boyfriend, Mac Miller.
On Friday, Ariana announced she would return to Manchester to host a benefit concert for the victims.
Arianna also stated that she will not let this incident stop her from servicing her fans.
“I said that this show, more than anything else, was intended to be a safe space for my fans. A place for them to escape, to celebrate, to heal, to feel safe and to be themselves. To meet their friends they've made online. To express themselves. This will not change that.”