Ariana Grande's Mother Speaks Out After Manchester Attack

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It's been just over a week since the Manchester terror attack which took place at the close of Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman concert. 

In the week since the attack which killed 22 people and left more than 50 injured, it has been widely reported that Ariana's mother, Joan Grande actually escorted fans backstage in a courageous act during the horrifying ordeal. 

Joan Grande and Ariana Grande

On Memorial Day, Joan took to Twitter to thank everyone for helping out during the bombing, while taking a moment to air her thoughts on Memorial Day. 

"Thank you to all those who helped out in any way that night in Manchester," she wrote. "I continually thank those who are & were in service protecting our freedoms every day all over the world! #MemorialDay."

Ever since the attack on May 22, people have questioned when Ariana would return to Manchester. The star previously returned home to Boca Raton, Florida hours after the attack. 

Ariana released a statement on May 26, which confirmed her intention to hold a benefit concert in the city. 

Ariana Grande at Hollywood Bowl

"My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way," Ariana wrote in a statement.

"The only thing we can do now is choose how we let this affect us and how we live our lives from here on out."

However, the singer and her mother are not taking any chances when it comes to security concerns, with pictures being released by TMZ showing that there is increased security at Joan's home. 

Ariana Grande from 2016

According to TMZ, the date for the benefit is Sunday, June 4, 2017, and that it will apparently be a star-studded affair with a string of celebrities set to take to the stage. 

All proceeds from the benefit are said to be going to the victims and their families. 

Ariana's brother, Frankie Grande also opened up about his own thoughts on the attack. 

Ariana Grande, Frankie Grande Pic

"My prayers, thoughts, meditations & strength has been focused on those families and victims affected by the horrific tragedy in Manchester," the Big Brother alum, 34, wrote. "I echo my sisters sentiment & say we can't allow hate to propagate hate & fear to propagate fear but rather come together & spread a message of love, unity, & empowerment."

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