Pop star Ariana Grande visits fans at Manchester hospital

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Ariana Grande returns to Manchester this Sunday for her One Love Manchester concert that is set to raise money for the 22 victims from the Manchester bombing that occurred less than two weeks ago.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund", in partnership with the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council.

Police named Abedi, 22, as the suicide bomber behind the May 22 attack at the Manchester Arena.

She will be joined by a host of stars including Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, One Direction star Niall Horan, Take That and Usher.

The pop star surprised youngsters Friday night at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital ahead of a benefit concert Sunday for victims of the attack.

"Ariana brought everyone a sunflower and a teddy bear", Lauren Thorpe, the mother of 8-year-old Lily, told CNN.

Shortly after her visit, Ariana took to social media to share a touching picture of herself with a young fan.

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Peter Mann, whose daughter Jaden was hurt, posted images of the visit on Facebook. He posted photos of Grande and Jaden on Facebook and wrote: "This means more to us than all the wonderful things people have done this week".

"So happy she came i could burst!", he wrote. "Even cried again myself".

Mr Adam Harrison told the BBC his daughter Lily "felt like a rock star" after meeting her idol late on Friday and was "chomping at the bit" to attend the concert.

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Police said 17 people have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

A bomb-disposal team was called out and the auto was removed.

The festival was evacuated on Friday evening after Koblenz police said they were in possession of "concrete elements, in the light of which a possible terrorist threat can not be ruled out".