Ariana Grande has paid a visit to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital ahead of her benefit concert in the city, to surprise young fans injured in the devastating terror attack on her May 22 concert.
Grande arrived back in the UK on Friday morning. Parent Peter Mann, whose daughter Jaden was caught up in the attack, was overcome with emotion at the surprise visit, saying:
“This means more to us than all the amazing things people have done this week. So happy she came I could burst. Never seen Jaden so happy; even cried again myself.”
Meanwhile, Grande’s label Universal has made a substantial donation to a fund set up for victims of the attack and their families, contributing $500,000 to the cause. In a statement, the label said:
“The Universal Music Group global family is proud to stand with Ariana Grande and its other performing artists in their support for the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack.”
The One Love Manchester tribute concert for victims of the bombing, headlined by Grande herself, will go ahead on Sunday at Old Trafford, with proceeds going to the We Love Manchester emergency fund.
Also scheduled to perform are Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, Coldplay, Take That, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Usher, Robbie Williams, Little Mix and the Black Eyed Peas.
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