Ariana Grande gives first emotional interview since Manchester terror attack
Ariana appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to give her first interview since the Manchester bomb attack.
The ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ singer came on the US chat show to give a debut performance of her latest single and discuss her upcoming album.
The interview was her first since the horrific incident of May last year, in which an explosion left 22 people dead at her concert in Manchester. Although Ariana did not talk about the attack directly, she became tearful as host Jimmy Fallon praised her for her strength.
The presenter said: “I know it’s tough for everybody, tough for fans and tough for you, and I know you haven’t done any interviews, and I understand that.
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming on the show and for being strong and for entertaining and for showing up and going back to Manchester and doing a benefit.
“I thought that was awesome of you. I just think you’re so strong and so cool.”
An emotional Ariana replied: “Thanks. Thank you.”
Jimmy brought the interview to a close by reading the message Ariana wrote days after the attack.
“We won’t let hate win,” he read. “Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder, and to live more kindly and generously than we did before.”
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