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Ariana Grande is releasing a new docu-series, Dangerous Woman Diaries, in which she opens up about her emotions surrounding the "horrendous" terrorist bombing at her concert in Manchester last year.

Grande has spoken before about how the event has forever changed her, and she has now penned a letter expressing her devastation one year on from the heart-breaking tragedy.

The global pop sensation had only just finished her set at the Manchester Arena in May of 2017 when a bomb was detonated in the foyer, killing 22 people as they were leaving the concert and injuring another 500.

She has chosen to share a highly personal letter to her fans, and the series has already released four episodes, the final one depicting her pain and sorrow after the incident.

"I'm writing to you this February 22, 2018," she writes. "It's been eight months since the attack at our show at the Manchester Arena. It's impossible to know where to start or to know what to say about this part."

"May 22, 2017, will leave me speechless and filled with questions for the rest of my life."

"Music is an escape," she continued. "Music is the safest thing I've ever known. Music—pop music, stan culture—is something that brings people together, introduces them to some of their best friends, and makes them feel like they can be themselves."

"It is comfort. It is fun. It is expression. It is happiness. It is the last thing that would ever harm someone. It is safe."

"When something so opposite and so poisonous takes place in your world that is supposed to be everything but that…It is shocking and heartbreaking in a way that seems impossible to fully recover from."


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Though Grande was thankfully unharmed physically in the attack, she has described her symptoms of PTSD following the bombing.

She boarded a private plan to Florida, so she could be with her grandmother, before co-organising the One Love Manchester concert for victims and their families, where herself and then-boyfriend Mac Miller performed.

Her fans will now get a behind -the-scenes look at the concert, with footage of Ari singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow to be aired.

Her letter went on to preach about the power of not letting hate win in times like these:

"The spirit of the people of Manchester, the families affected by this horrendous tragedy, and my fans around the world have permanently impacted all of us for the rest of our lives. Their love, strength, and unity showed me, my team, my dancers, band, and entire crew not to be defeated."

"To continue during the scariest and saddest of times. To not let hate win. But instead, love as loudly as possible, and to appreciate every moment."


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"The people of Manchester were able to change an event that portrayed the worst of humanity into one that portrayed the most beautiful of humanity."

"'Like a hand print on my heart,' she quoted, using her favourite musical Wicked as inspiration;

 "I think of Manchester constantly and will carry this with me every day for the rest of my life."


A young girl who was injured in the Manchester bombing has described how she felt when she returned to the MEN arena for the first time.

Millie Robson, 15, was attending an Ariana Grande concert on May 22 with her best friend Laura Anderson when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated an explosive in the foyer.

Despite being left with shrapnel and bolts in her leg, the brave teen made the courageous decision to return to the scene for the first time on Thursday.


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'Today was one of the toughest of my life. Revisiting Manchester arena and seeing the place where my life changed forever is something I couldn't even think about doing a few months ago,' the brave teen said in an emotional post on Instagram.

'Nevertheless, today surrounded by my family and best friend we allowed ourselves to gain closure from the difficult visit and truly showed me and Laura how lucky we were that night. Life is so precious and shouldn't be taken for granted. Ever.'

She encourages others who were victims of the attack to visit the arena also. 'It was of course very hard but I’m so proud of myself for doing it,' she said on Twitter.

When the bomb went off, Millie and her friend Laura used their handbags and jumpers as makeshift tourniquets to stem the bleeding from injuries to Millie’s legs after the explosion.

The selfless teens directed paramedics past them to victims who they believed were more seriously hurt.

After the bombing, Millie met the Queen when she visited the young victims in hospital.

Millie told the Queen how she had met the pop star backstage before the event after winning VIP passes in a competition.  

After the concert, she headed to the arena exit to meet her father, David when the bomb was detonated.

The Queen turned to Millie’s father commenting: “It's not something you expect at all” and described the attack as 'very alarming'.   

Millie described meeting the Queen as “surreal”. She also met her idol Ariana Grande again at the One Love concert.


Noel Gallagher is set to headline the reopening concert at the Manchester Arena.

The Arena has been closed ever since a suicide bomber attacked the concert venue, killing 22 people and injuring 60 more on May 22.

The venue will open its door once again on September 9.

Noel took to Twitter to share the news with fans.

'Saturday 9th of September, Manchester Arena will reopen with a special benefit concert to honour those impacted by May's atrocities.'

'The evening will feature NGHFBs and other top Manchester bands including Courteneers and Blossoms.'

All profits from the concert will raise money for the Manchester Memorial Fund, a charitable trust overseen by the Lord Mayor of Manchester which wil go towards establishing a permanent memorial for the victims of the 22nd My attack.'

Tickets for the benefit concert cost £25 and £30 plus booking fee and will go on sale at 9am on Thursday.