Ariana Grande has revealed she feels ‘completely overwhelmed’” after performing in Manchester again, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert.
She told the crowd at Manchester Pride on Sunday night: ‘I’m so happy to be with you, so thank you for having me.
‘Sorry, I’m so nervous. I had so much more to say but I’m really very overwhelmed. So thank you.’
The 26-year-old was headlining the annual event.
She last appeared in the city in June 2017 at the One Love concert, which she organised to raise money for the emergency fund after the deadly attack at her show at Manchester Arena the previous month.
Ariana posted a message on Twitter ahead of her Pride slot, saying: ‘On our way to Manchester Pride. Love you so much. I can’t wait to give you all our love.’
on our way to manchester pride. ??? love u so much. can’t wait to give u all our love. you’re my heart in every way. see u soon. ?
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 25, 2019
A total of 22 people, including seven children, died when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a device as concert-goers began leaving Ariana’s show at the city centre arena on May 22, 2017.
Some 260 people were seriously injured, including those with life-changing injuries.