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Trisha Yearwood Makes ‘Today’ Show Stop a ‘Day of Respect’ for Manchester

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Trisha Yearwood visited Today on Tuesday (May 23) — a day following a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. While she was originally scheduled to chat with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb about her new cookware deal, she admits she didn’t feel right in making it a day of promotion.

“I think this is a day of respect,” she said Tuesday, appearing only hours after the breaking news of the Manchester attack, in which 22 people — including children — were killed by a lone suicide bomber.

Country Stars React to Manchester Bombing

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“I know it’s happening often enough where it almost becomes where you’re not surprised by it, but we need to still be completely surprised and devastated every time something like this happens,” Yearwood says, offering her stance. “Every person who lost somebody, this is everything that’s happening in their lives right now. I’m sad for the families and the victims and I’m also sad for Ariana because even though it has no bearing on her, it’s still got to be devastating.”

Like other artists in the genre — Maren Morris also spoke out on Tuesday — Yearwood believes in the healing power of music in the face of tragedy. “I think music is a healer,” she tells the Today hosts. “It is the place people go to escape the things in their life they want to get away from and that’s what makes me the saddest. Especially with Ariana Grande, these little girls who just want to hear her sing and they’re in there having the time of their lives and just want to have fun.”

CNN reports that in addition to the dead — one of them an 8-year-old girl — 60 people were injured in the blast.

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