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Ariana Grande cried for days after the Manchester attack, suffered trauma, says manager

Ariana Grande “cried the days after the deadly Manchester arena attack in May.

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Ariana Grande’s manager revealed that the singer “cried the days after the deadly Manchester arena attack on her concert and burden of trauma that made her question whether she could sing her songs again.

Speaking on the podcast “the Big Questions with Cal Fussman,” Scooter Braun revealed how the terror of the influence on the singer, who was executed on May 22, 2017, when a terrorist detonated a bomb in the foyer of the arena, killing 22 people.

“When they found out that the fans of her had died, she was so sad. She cried for days,” Braun said. “She felt everything — every face, she announced, each name, which she wore on her sleeve. Every bit of emotion because that is who she is.”

Braun said he and Grande meeting with 19 families who lost loved ones during the attack. He described the meetings of the “most difficult two hours’ of one of them have experienced.

Dear @arianagrande…. you’re my hero of 2017. The tragic event that took place this year in Manchester will never be forgotten, and what I and others asked of you within 2 weeks of the attack was unfair and too much. But you was. You will be inspired. You helped. You gave back. And you’re a hero… and to hell with anyone that says otherwise. Thank you for being exactly who you claim to be… and thank you for letting me be a witness. #onelovemanchester will always have the largest and most important show I’ve ever been to. Thank you to all involved and all the artists who came out. Thank you for the city of Manchester for his bravery. But Ariana… thank you for taking back the story and inspiring for all of us. Hate will never win. #myhero

A post shared by Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) on Dec 31, 2017 at 7:00pm PST

“After the first family that I had to help her, she was distraught and I was lost,” he said about his meeting with the fans injured in the hospital. “It was not difficult. But each time we went, we remind each other we are going home. Our loved ones are still planning to be there.”

He added, “We do not have the right to be so sad we could not stay.”

The manager said Grande suffered trauma and began to cancel shows for her Dangerous Woman tour until the singer decided she didn’t want the victims “in vain.”

“The terrorist made a mistake…they picked the wrong damn show,” Scooter said. “Because if they thought we would go for roles they don’t know Ariana, and they don’t know me.”

Grande finally decided to a benefit concert called One Love, Manchester two weeks after the bombing. More than 50,000 people attended the concert, where performers Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.

“The star of the show in my opinion, other than Ariana, the multitude was,” Braun said.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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