Ariana Grande battles back tears in emotional first TV interview since Manchester bombing attack
The One More Time singer has kept a relatively low profile since the devastating attack on Manchester last May, that claimed the lives of 22 of her fans
Fighting back her tears, the singer struggled to thank host Jimmy Fallon as he praised her for her bravery over the past year as she appeared on his US chat show.
The 24-year-old singer, who made her musical comeback last month, did not directly address the attack which claimed the lives of 22 of her fans on May 22 last year, but was visibly emotional when Fallon brought it up.
After discussing her new album, Sweetener, the host said: "I haven't seen you in over a year probably and I haven't seen you since the tragic events that happened in Manchester.
"I know it's just tough for everybody, tough for fans and tough for you, and I know you haven't done any interviews, and I understand that.
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming on the show and for being strong and for entertaining and for showing up and going back to Manchester and doing a benefit. I thought that was awesome of you. I just think you're so strong and so cool."
Appearing to well up, Ariana replied simply: "Thanks, thank you," reports MEN news.
Fallon went on to quote a message Ariana shared with fans when she announced the One Love Manchester benefit concert at Emirates Old Trafford, which raised millions of pounds for families affected by the attack.