Ariana Grande has reportedly suspended the remaining part of her world tour following the suicide-bombing at her contester in Manchester yesterday.
The explosion happened near an entrance to the 21,000-seat arena as concertgoers — many of them adolescent fans of the singer — were beginning to leave the arena. Authorities have confirmed 22 causalities and identified three victims.
TMZ reported yesterday that Grande will not perform Thursday in London and has decided to put the entire European tour on hold.
Today Entertainment Tonight reported that Ryan Seacrest spoke with Grande’s manager Scooter Braun. Braun reportedly told him that Grande’s team had decided to suspend her Dangerous Woman tour after Monday night’s attack. ET also said that another source told them she not made the decision to cancel her tour yet, so it is still up in the air.
Yesterday Ariana Grande tweeted she was broken, and Braun tweeted the following shortly after: “Tonight, our hearts are broken. Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack. We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act. We are thankful for the selfless service tonight of Manchester’s first responders who rushed towards danger to help save lives. We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families and all those affected in your hearts and prayers.”
Please continue to keep the family and friends of the victims in your prayers. Also, check back for updates.
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