Saturday, 11 July, 2020

Ariana Grande ‘pulls out’ of BRITs Manchester attack tribute last minute

Ariana Grande has reportedly pulled out of tonight’s BRIT Awards despite rumours she was due to perform a tribute for the Manchester attack victims.

Ariana Grande is said to have pulled out of tonight’s BRIT awards after falling ill, leaving the show’s organisers frantic.

US pop superstar, 24, dropped out of the awards within the last 24 hours, according to a report.

A source told The Mirror: “Ariana fell ill and was going to come in spite of that, but was ordered by her doctor to not fly.

“It was utter chaos when the call came in that Ariana couldn’t do it. It’s race against time to get someone to do what is very much the centrepiece of the entire show.”

Liam Gallagher is reportedly replacing Ariana tonight and is expected to sing Live Forever.

A source continued: “Liam has saved the day by stepping in at the last minute,”

22 people were tragically killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Manchester Arena last year as fans were leaving an Ariana Grande concert.

Ariana previously performed at a benefit concert alongside Liam in Manchester weeks after attack.

The tragic attack took place on May 22, 2017.

Ariana’s manager Scooter Braun said she cried ‘for days’ after the event – He revealed this on podcast Big Questions with Cal Fussman earlier this month: “When she found out that fans of hers had died she was so sad. She cried for days.

“She felt everything, every face they announced, every name, she wore on her sleeve. Every bit of emotion because that’s who she is.”

The Brit Awards air live on ITV, tonight at 8pm.

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