"Take care of yourself first", Dad of teen girls pens touching open letter to Ariana Grande

A father of three teen girls has written a beautiful open letter to Ariana Grande, after the tragedy in her concert on the Manchester Arena earlier this week.

Grande, who earlier expressed her grief over the casualties arising out of the terrorist attack at her Monday night concert, suspended her tour until further information as she returned back to the comfort of her family in the US.

A total of 22 people lost their lives, and over 55 were injured after a suicide bomber, now identified as 22 year old Salman Abedi, detonated his device during the concert, leading to the devastating tragedy.

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Written by 44 year old Patrick Millsaps, who lives in Georgia, US - the open leter addresses Grande, urging her to take her time to recover from the tragedy and to be in no rush to hit the road again, due to any sort of pressure.

He writes, "I am the father of three daughters - ages 13, 12 and 12. So, you have been a part of our family for years. On occasion, your songs may have stayed on the radio AFTER I have dropped the girls off at school. I will neither confirm nor deny that I have personally seen every episode of Sam & Kat."

Insisting that she should not feel any guilt for what happened at her concert, Millsaps further wrote, "You don't have a dadgum thing to apologise for. If some jackass had gotten drunk and killed someone with his car next to your hotel in Manchester, would you feel responsible? If the night before your concert, a tornado had hit Manchester and tragically killed several people who were going to see your concert, would you feel the need to apologise? You see, you are no more responsible for the actions of an insane coward who committed an evil act in your proximity than you would be for a devastating natural disaster or acts or morons near your hotel."

Giving her some 'Daddy-advice' Millsaps further suggests Grande to "Spend time with your God, your family and your friends who will give you space and support when you need it," he wrote. "When you and only when you are ready, on behalf of all the days of love your... um... whose daughters love your music SING AGAIN."

"Take care of you first. Your fans aren't going anywhere," he concluded.

The open letter has since been shared thousands of times and liked by Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Grande herself.

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