Ariana Grande on Touring After "Traumatic" Manchester Bombing: Calling It Off Was Not an Option

In an interview with Coveteur, the "Side to Side" singer discussed the impact the tragic incident had on her and her decision to continue her Dangerous Woman Tour

By Elyse Dupre Oct 05, 2017 9:13 PMTags
 One Love Manchester benefit concert, Ariana GrandeKevin Mazur/Getty Images for One Love Manchester

It's been only a few months since the horrific Manchester bombing occurred after one of Ariana Grande's concerts—a tragedy that killed 22 attendees. In a new interview with Coveteur, the Grammy-nominated singer opened up about how the incident impacted her personally and why she decided to finish the final leg of her Dangerous Woman Tour.

"I don't think I've been through anything as traumatic as [what] we've been through," she told Coveteur, her voice cracking. "So…[tour] can be a lot."

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Grande postponed her tour following the incident; however, she knew she had to finish it.

"Calling it off and going home was not an option. The message of the show was too important," she told the website. "For the crew and everyone involved, it's become more than just a show for us. We are really grateful to be here and really grateful for this show."

The "Side to Side" singer resumed her tour in June. On the day of her first show, Grande posted a picture of the Eiffel Tower on Instagram along with a sweet message.

Grande also turned her grief into good. The artist visited injured fans in the hospital and hosted a benefit concert in Manchester, which helped raise millions of dollars for those impacted by the tragedy. Manchester even named Grande the first honorary citizen of the city for her efforts.

Grande continued to promote kindness in her interview with Coveteur.

"I appreciate people exactly how they are," she said. "There isn't a certain kind of beauty that I look for or appreciate or one thing [that] is more beautiful than the other. I love people's uniqueness. I love the corky, weird and interesting—different things about everybody."

To read the rest of the interview, visit Coveteur.