After Monday’s devastating terror attack at her concert in Manchester, Ariana Grande reportedly offered to pay the funeral expenses of the victims who lost their lives.
According to Ariana Updates!, a website dedicated to providing news and information on Grande, the singer reached out the families of the 22 people killed during the attack and pledged to pay for the expenses.
“News on Ariana: Ariana has reached out to the families who’s loves ones died last night….she is gonna pay for the funerals!”
News on Ariana: Ariana has reached out to the families who's loves ones died last night….she is gonna pay for the funerals! pic.twitter.com/lmGHt4GbEg
— Ariana Updates! (@ArianaDailyWW) May 23, 2017
Although the website claims to spread mostly authentic news regarding Grande, it hasn’t yet been confirmed by singer or her team whether she intends to pay the funeral expenses, according to Snopes. The site is fan-created and not affiliated with Grande or her management team, despite numerous publications reporting the story.
Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that the Grande did indeed cancel her upcoming shows.
— Forbes (@Forbes) May 24, 2017
“Due to the tragic events in Manchester, the Dangerous Woman Tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost,” Grande’s official reps said in a statement.”We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence. Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together.”
Grande was scheduled to perform two shows at London’s O2 arena, followed by additional concerts in Antwerp; Lodz, Poland; Frankfurt, and Zurich. All of the aforementioned shows have been canceled.
The pop star reportedly returned home to Boca Raton, Florida, after the attack. She took to Twitter this week to express her heartbreak over the attack that left 22 of her fans dead and hundreds more injured.
“Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”
[Feature Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti]