Harry Styles paid emotional tribute to the victims of last year’s Manchester Arena terror attack as he played the venue on Monday night (April 9).
The singer – who grew up in nearby Cheshire – played in the city as part of his ongoing world tour. He addressed the tragedy during his concert, playing a song in tribute to the 22 people killed as they left Ariana Grande’s show last year.
“The next song we’re going to play I wrote it a couple of years ago and it’s always meant a lot to me,” he said onstage. “But tonight I thin’k it means so much more than it ever has before being in this room. I thank you so much for being with me here tonight.”
“I grew up coming to my first concerts in this room,” Harry Styles added. “I love this room. And I thank you for spending some time with us.”
The former One Direction member then performed ballad ‘Just a Little Bit Of Your Heart’, revealing that he wrote it for Ariana Grande. “I gave it to a singer called Ariana Grande,” he told the audience. “She sang it a few times and now we’re gonna do our version for you. If you can find some way to join in please do so. I stand with you Manchester.”
Previously, Harry Styles debuted a brand new song called ‘Anna’ live, mashing it up with snippets of George Michael’s classic ‘Faith’. He also aired another newbie called ‘Medicine’ – a song which appears to address his sexuality for the first time.