Ariana Grande is back in Manchester to perform a benefit gig for the victims of the bombing and yesterday she visited some of her young fans who were injured in the attack in hospital.


Ariana had left the UK straight after the attack and tweeted that she was “broken” by the event. However, last weekend she confirmed she would be returning to Manchester to raise funds for the victims.


Last night Ariana paid a visit to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to meet some delighted young fans.


The popstar met eight-year-old Lily Harrison who is recovering from a shrapnel wound and a bruised lung, according to The Mirror.


She gave the little girl a big hug and told her: "I'm so proud of you. You are so strong. You are doing really well."


Lily’s dad Adam said the star’s visit made his daughter incredibly happy.


“Ariana lit the room up as soon as she walked in. She was absolutely fantastic. She had a big smile and was so enthusiastic.



"She knelt by Lily's bed and asked her lots of questions. She had so much time for her.


"Lily was bouncing off the walls. She was so excited. She is her biggest fan."


Ariana didn’t arrive empty-handed and had some gifts for the little girl, a Harrods teddy and a giant sunflower. She also signed a poster for Lily.


Lily had been attending the concert with her dad and her mum Lauren, 25, and all three sustained injuries.


However, Lily is expected to be out of hospital tomorrow and if she is well enough will attend the benefit concert on Sunday.


Ariana also paid a visit to Jaden Farrell-Mann, 10, who was badly hurt in the attack. The young girl suffered fractures to both legs and shrapnel wounds in the blast.



The brave youngster who is recovering after undergoing two operations got the surprise of her life when Ariana showed up at the hospital to see her.


Mum Sharon told The Manchester Evening News: "Jaden was just sat there watching TV and she walked in. She was absolutely amazed. It was a complete surprise.


"She'd met Prince William earlier today and then Ariana walked in.


"She has a big smile anyway but it got even bigger, Ariana gave her a hug and a kiss, she was in awe.” Jaden later posted a photo of herself with the star online writing: “I got to meet my queen today.”


On Sunday, Ariana will headline the One Love benefit gig which will take place at the Old Trafford stadium. She will be joined by a star-studded line-up including Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, One Direction star Niall Horan, Take That and Usher.




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