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Ariana Grande surprises Manchester attack survivors in hospital

One young fan's mother said Ariana gave her daughter "a hug and a kiss, she was in awe."

Ariana Grande has surprised some survivors of the Manchester terror attack in hospital ahead of her charity concert on Sunday.

The 23-year-old singer posed for photos at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, where several of the wounded were being treated from the bombing which rocked her May 22 concert in Manchester Arena and killed 22 people – many of them, children.

Peter Mann, whose daughter, Jaden Farrell-Mann was injured in the attack, shared photos on Facebook of Ariana's visit alongside an emotional statement.

He wrote: "This means more to us than all the amazing things people have done this week. When your daughter asks after her second operation, 'Is Ariana ok?'

"So happy she came I could burst! Never seen Jaden so happy! Even cried again myself."

The little girl also shared pictures of her visit on Twitter:

Jaden's mother Sharon told the Manchester Evening News: "Jaden was just sat there watching TV and she walked in.

"She was absolutely amazed. It was a complete surprise. She has a big smile anyway but it got even bigger, Ariana gave her a hug and a kiss, she was in awe.

"It was absolutely fantastic to see, she was so happy."

Ariana is set to headline the One Love tribute show at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground this Sunday, which aims to raise money for those injured in the bombing.

The concert sold-out in just six minutes with the line-up to include Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Little Mix, One Direction star Niall Horan, Take That and Usher.