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Ariana Grande Shares Tribute to Manchester Two Years After Concert Bombing

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  Ariana Grande speaks onstage at Billboard Women In Music 2018 on December 6, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Billboard )
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On May 22, 2017, shortly after Ariana Grande finished her concert at the Manchester Arena, a terrorist attacker detonated a bomb killing 22 people and injuring over 100 more. Today marks the two-year anniversary since the tragedy, and Grande has commemorated the event by posting a bee in her Instagram Stories.


The bee is a significant symbol for Manchester, representing the worker bee and unity. While Grande has yet to speak out on the anniversary, she chose a silent way to show her commemoration.

The 25-year-old pop star has admitted to suffering from PTSD after the Manchester attack. In an interview with TIME in May 2018, Grande said, "The last thing I would ever want is for my fans to see something like that happen and think it won.

"Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world. I think that’s
why it’s still so heavy on my heart every single day. "I wish there was
more that I could fix," she continued. "You think with time it’ll become easier to talk about. Or you’ll make peace with it. But every day I wait for that peace to
come and it’s still very painful."

Only weeks after the attack, Grande returned to the city for the One Love Manchester concert, which raised over £10 million in just one month for the victims and their families.