Last month, the ‘Yeah’ singer was one of a handful of stars announced to be performing at the benefit show, which paid tribute to and raised money for the victims of the Manchester bombing.
However, when the concert took place on Sunday (4 June) many fans pointed out that Usher was a no-show, and he’s now clarified why he ultimately chose not to attend.
Sharing a photo from the concert on his Instagram page the following day, he wrote: “So happy to see that last night’s concert in Manchester proved that love always prevails.
“I would have loved to be there but it was my son’s first day at Camp Kudzu, one of the few summer camps for kids living with diabetes. This was an important day for him and for myself as a proud father.”
It was Ariana Grande - whose concert the terror attack last month was carried out at - who stole the show for most viewers of the One Love Manchester benefit show, though.
She performed with a variety of stars over the course of the evening, and closed the show with an emotional rendition of ‘Over The Rainbow’, winning herself a legion of new fans in the process.
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