Ariana Grande will reportedly return to Manchester with ‘a top of the line security squad’ made up of ex-military personnel.
The 23-year-old singer was caught up in the terrifying terror attack that rocked the Manchester Arena on Monday May 22 when a suicide bomber targeted the foyer as Grande’s concert ended; 22 people have died.
Following the attack Grande postponed the rest of her European tour, and later revealed she would hold a benefit concert which would also include performances from Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Usher, Katy Perry and Niall Horan.
However the young singer was left understandably shaken by the ordeal, and a source close to Ariana Grande has admitted that ‘Ariana’s new security team consists of ex-military and is said to be the best in the business’.
Speaking to Radar Online they added: ‘She is going to have 24-hour surveillance from now on, no matter what the cost is.’
The One Love Manchester Benefit Concert will take place at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on Sunday June 4 to raise money for the victims of the Manchester terror attack and their families; proceeds will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross to aid the families of the victims, and those who were at the concert on May 22 will get their tickets for free.
According to People magazine the singer, 23, was ‘absolutely crushed and devastated’ by the incident.
A source said: ‘It’s so, so sad. She loves her fans and is absolutely crushed and devastated as you can imagine. She can’t believe this happened. She just wants to be with her family and loved ones right now.’