Ariana Grande surprises injured fans in hospital

United States pop star Ariana, who vowed to return to the city following the attack, is headlining the gig which takes place tomorrow to raise money for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

Evie Mills, who suffered a fractured skull and wounds to her legs, chest, hip and wrist in the bombing, was among the young fans surprised by the singer at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

"Jaden was just sat there watching TV and she walked in.

I think sometimes in Cumbria you're in a bit of a bubble", said Kym, a Carlisle-based safeguarding, health and safety consultant.

The youngster, wearing an Ariana Grande top and with a large teddy bear on her hospital bed, was all smiles as she received a hug from her pop idol. "And they've kept in touch, they've been to see her in the hospital".

Ticketmaster set aside tickets for the 14,200 people who were at the Manchester Arena concert on 22 May, but more than 25,000 people applied for them in the hope of attending this weekend's fundraiser for the victims of the attack. "To see her face last night, to see her face tomorrow will be two things where I think we are coming full circle again, so we are really looking forward to it".

Coldplay, Little Mix, Pharell and Usher are also among the top names taking to the stage at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground.

The girl tweeted a photo of Grande kissing her on the forehead and wrote, "I got to meet my queen today". "I wouldn't say it was euphoric but it was very positive and uplifting that she was okay". Those who were at Grande's May 22 concert when the suicide bombing took place were offered free tickets; the remainder went on sale for $52.

All net proceeds from the event will go towards the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund to raise money for the victims of the attack.

  • Salvatore Jensen