Sorry I Wasn’t in Manchester
It Was a Big Day for My Son
6/5/2017 7:04 AM PDT
Usher wasn’t at the One Love Manchester concert for two very good reasons — his son needed him and, more to the point, he wasn’t ever scheduled to perform at the concert.
Usher says Sunday was his son’s first day at a camp for kids with diabetes. As he put it, “This was an important day for him and for myself as a proud father.” He added … “Stay strong UK.”
As for why everyone was expecting him to be at the show — a UK publicist for the concert initially announced Usher and David Beckham would be “making appearances.” We’re told that was a reference to recorded messages both made, which were played during the concert … and NOT live performances or appearances.
The publicist eventually took their names off the list, but by that point … word had spread.
Still, Usher said … “So happy to see that last night’s concert in Manchester proved that love always prevails.”