“I don’t think I’ve been through anything as traumatic as [what] we’ve been through,” the pop star, 24, told Coveteur. “So … [tour] can be a lot.”
As hard as it can be to focus on something like performing in the wake of such a shocking tragedy, the singer also knew it was important to regroup and finish the final leg of the “Dangerous Woman” tour.
“Calling it off and going home was not an option. The message of the show was too important. For the crew and everyone involved, it’s become more than just a show for us,” she said. “We are really grateful to be here and really grateful for this show.”
In June, Grande participated in the “One Love Manchester” benefit concert to raise money for the victims of the attack. The city made her an honorary citizen in July.
This article originally appeared in Page Six.