Frankie Grande pays emotional tribute to little sister Ariane for One Love
THE brother of singer Ariana Grande broke down in tears as he spoke of his pride after his sister’s performance at the One Love Manchester concert.
Appearing on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Thursday, Frankie James Grande said the ‘inspirational’ singer had been a ‘beacon of light’ following the terror attack that killed 22 people at the end of her show in the city in May.
Performer Frankie, 34, welled up as he told the presenters: ‘The thing that she did was so powerful — she took something that was filled with darkness and she was a beacon of light, and she shed that light on to the planet and it was unbelievably powerful.
‘So we are living in the light right now, which I think is where we need to be. She is so inspirational… I’m so proud of her for that.’
Both Grande siblings and their mother Joan have commented publicly following the atrocity, and Frankie said the whole family’s ‘hearts went out to the victims, and everyone that was affected by that horrific tragedy’.
Speaking of the all-star charity tribute event, he added: ‘It was extremely important, not only for her, but it was important for the families, it was important for the victims, it was important for the world to see that music can heal and that we can move forward together.’
The 2016 Celebrity Big Brother star will be returning to the UK next month with his Livin’ La Vida Grande Tour, originally scheduled for May 27, just days after the attack.
Author: Simon Garner