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Taylor Swift praises Manchester's 'resilience' one year after arena attack

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Charles Bowen | 11 June, 2018, 23:34

As she arrived in England as part of her Europe tour, Taylor chose to dedicate her performance on Friday night to all the people in Manchester as a tribute to the enormous strength and resilience shown by the people of the area.

She said: "You've shown that you're never going to let anyone forget about those victims. And you've shown that you have such incredible resilience to keep dancing and to keep the innocence and to keep the joy and to keep the joy".

Nicely done, Taylor - and there's more to come on Saturday evening from this most talented young lady.

Swift delivered her speech on the terror attacks after traversing the length of the stadium aboard a Tinkerbell-style gondola before performing one of her best known hits, Shake It Off, at the opposite end of the stadium to the main stage.

She then sang her song Dancing With Our Hands Tied which includes the lyrics: 'I'd hold you as the water rushes in, if I could dance with you again'. She will also perform at the venue tonight (June 9), before visiting Dublin and London.

Taylor Swift praises Manchester's 'resilience' one year after arena attack

The Grammy-winning singer's message of resilience comes a few weeks after Manchester commemorated the first anniversary of last year's bombing.

In May 2017, 22 people were killed and 139 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a homemade bomb as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at the arena. "I love you with all of me and am sending you all the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day".

In a recent interview, the 24-year-old admitted that she continues to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD because of the experience.

"It's hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss".

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