Ariana Grande’s encore performance ‘saved lives’ at Manchester Arena

Her final song saved many from being in the area where the blast occurred.

Ariana Grande is said to be devastated following Monday’s horrific terror attack at Manchester stadium which saw 22 concertgoers killed and several injured, but it’s since been revealed that her encore performance potentially saved countless lives.

Having performed her entire set, the Into You singer left the stage before returning to perform Dangerous Woman as a finale, with thousands of fans staying inside the venue to watch the final performance rather than exit into the foyer where the blast occurred.

One mum who attended the show with her daughter revealed to the Daily Star,

"If Ariana had not done an encore I'm sure more people would have been in the foyer where the bomb went off and more people would have been injured."

Posting to her 46 million fans on Twitter, the 23-year-old revealed she was ‘broken’ over the horrible attack, writing,

“broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.”

Ari has since returned to US where she was met by boyfriend Mac Miller, with an insider close to the starlet revealing she’s ‘blaming herself’ for the tragic deaths.

“Ariana said that none of this would have happened if she didn’t hold her concert. Her fans would still be alive,” they said, adding, “No one knows what to tell her to make her feel better.”

She’s since put her Dangerous Woman world tour on hold indefinitely.