PARIS, June 20 — As the European leg of her Dangerous Woman tour draws to a close, Ariana Grande has thanked fans for their support, positive energy and for “wiping her tears away”.
The 23-year-old singer shared her comments via an Instagram post almost one month after a suicide bomber targeted her concert in Manchester on May 22, killing 22 and injuring dozens more.
The post contained a brief clip of Grande singing. It was accompanied by a message in which she thanked fans “for the overwhelming love and support you’ve shown me, my crew, and each other during this challenging time.”
At the close of this European leg of my Dangerous Woman tour, I just wanted to thank you properly for the overwhelming love and support you’ve shown me, my crew, and each other during this challenging time. Spending this time with you this month has been so very healing and special! Thank you for being here. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity in supporting One Love Manchester and for helping the families as much as you possibly could. Thank you for bringing your absolute brightest, most passionate, contagious energy to these shows and for wiping my tears away. ♡ I'm immensely grateful!!!! I hope you can feel my love, wherever you are because I'm sending you all that I've got. See you so soon. ♡ @alfredoflores @dangerouswomantour
In the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, Grande cancelled shows in London and Switzerland that were due to take place in the following days, and postponed the European leg of her Dangerous Woman tour.
She resumed her tour on June 7 in Paris after hosting the star-studded One Love Manchester charity concert.
Manchester city council has proposed that Grande receive an honorary citizenship of Manchester in recognition of the concert.
The accolade recognises those people who aren’t residents of the city, but have still made an outstanding contribution to it.