It was a week on Monday since 22 people were killed and dozens more injured in explosions in Manchester after an Ariana Grande concert. On Memorial Day Grande's mother, Joan, shared a warm message of solidarity with those affected by the May 22 bombing.
"This past week I have spent in reflecting thought, prayer & deep sorrow," she wrote in a note. "I join my daughter in extending my help & services to all those affected by the diabolical act of terror which occurred in Manchester! My heart goes out to all the victims: those who lost their lives, those injured, those recovering & all survivors of that night, along with families and friends whose grief knows no bounds. I stand with you all in the face of evil & we stand together to never let it rule our lives!"
Joan, who was on her way to see her daughter post-show that night in Manchester, reportedly helped usher fans to safety backstage when the blasts went off. Now, Grande will return to the city for a benefit concert on June 4, with proceeds going to the victims and families of the attack.