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Piers Morgan Apologizes to Ariana Grande, Praises Manchester Benefit Concert

"You're an admirable young woman &this is a magnificent night," the journalist tweeted

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    Ariana Grande and a star-studded lineup of performers took the stage in Manchester, England, nearly two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people outside a Grande concert at Manchester Arena. The concert raised money for those affected by the attack.

    (Published Monday, June 5, 2017)

    As Ariana Grande and fellow artists took the stage at the One Love Manchester concert Sunday, Piers Morgan offered a public apology to the singer.

    The outspoken and acerbic British journalist and TV personality had criticized her for leaving the U.K. immediately after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens more at her Manchester Arena show, instead of staying and visiting the wounded survivors.

    Grande had returned to the U.S. to be with her family and flew back to England last week, where she did visit injured fans at the hospital ahead of the One Love Manchester concert, which she co-organized.

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    "I misjudged you, @ArianaGrande &I apologize," he wrote on Twitter, alongside a screenshot of Grande embracing a child singer onstage after performing with her choir. "You're an admirable young woman &this is a magnificent night. Respect. #OneLoveManchester."


    One Love Manchester Benefit Concert

    Many people praised Morgan for apologizing and some expressed shock over his initial statements.

    "I thought Ariana Grande was wrong to fly off after #ManchesterAttack," Morgan tweeted earlier. "But tonight she's putting on a fabulous show. #OneLoveManchester."

    Grande was joined onstage at the One Manchester Concert by the likes of Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and the Black Eyed Peas, with whom she sang their breakout hit "Where Is the Love?"

     

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