Ariana Grande Arrives in Florida, “Devastated” by Manchester Attack

Posted by Jeanne on May 24, 2017

As you’ve probably heard, 22 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured at an Ariana Grande concert this week. The horrifying events at Manchester Arena in the U.K. have been deemed a devastating terrorist attack and, for now, Grande has suspended her tour.

Ariana Grande

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The 23-year-old singer made way home to Florida where her family and boyfriend, Mac Miller, were waiting for her. One source described the scene: “Mac waited for Ariana at the bottom of the [private jet] stairs. She looked distraught and like she has been crying.They hugged for a while before they headed to a waiting car. Ariana’s mom Joan was with her.”

As the sad details continue to emerge, another source explains how this has all been affecting Grande: “It’s so, so sad. She loves her fans and is absolutely crushed and devastated as you can imagine. She can’t believe this happened. She just wants to be with her family and loved ones right now.”

It’s hard to know where Grande will go from here, to be honest. On the one hand, the old saying is that “the show must go on.” On the other hand, she needs to be respectful and not move on too quickly.

Another factor to consider is fear. Surely, everyone is shaken up after this. Grande wasn’t hurt during the explosion but she had to have heard it and must absolutely feel targeted. She (and her fans) might worry that her shows will be targeted again. It makes sense, therefore, that there might be some hesitation to continue with the planned schedule.

As it stands, Grande has two shows (on Thursday and Friday) at London’s O2 arena but neither the singer nor the venue have made any announcements one way or the other.

Still, considering what the families of those 22 victims is going through, this is a really minor concern. It will all work out in the end.

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