Hayley Williams Responds To Paramore Fan Hurt In Manchester Attack
23 January 2018, 11:07
The band recently completed their UK arena tour in support of 2017 album 'After Laughter'.
Hayley Williams has responded on Twitter to a Paramore fan who attended the group's recent Manchester show after being injured in the attacks at the MEN Arena venue in 2017.
Twitter user jay posted an emotional message online, thanking the band for their performance, marking the first concert they had attended since the attack at an Ariana Grande show at the city's venue in May last year.
I would just like to thanks @paramore @yelyahwilliams for teaching me that concerts are a safe and fun place for everyone. Last night in Manchester was my first time back at a concert since I was injured on 22nd at Ariana Grandes show. I know Hayley will never see this but ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8raPjb20kp— j a y🐍 (@ari_isjungshook) January 20, 2018
Greater Manchester Police confirmed multiple fatalities and injuries, including young children, after a bomb exploded in the concert venue foyer at around 10.30pm on May 22nd.
Hayley saw the message and responded with a few words of support for jay:
i see you and im so thankful you came to our show. so glad you made it.— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) January 20, 2018
The fact you replied 😭😭 I’m so thankful for what you taught me that night, and how you played 26 especially ❤️ I have so much love and respect for you. We are paramore ❤️— j a y🐍 (@ari_isjungshook) January 22, 2018
Paramore also performed the song '26' during their Manchester set, an acoustic ballad taken from their latest record After Laughter, which united the whole crowd in song and even featured a spontaneous moment of silence, the emotional weight of the moment clearly not lost on the band members.
Watch footage from the Manchester performance in the video clip below:
That impromptu, unrequested, brief moment of silence in Manchester tonight which the thousands of people in the room all respected & FELT, was incredible. What a truly beautiful, real & HUMAN moment. Thank you @yelyahwilliams @itstayloryall #26formanchester Hold on to hope <3 pic.twitter.com/x4xFCp7Uod— Her Cosmos is a Complex (@CosmosComplex) January 20, 2018