Celebrities and politicians around the world are reaching out to express their horror at the deadly suspected terror attack at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert on Monday which has left at least 22 people dead and 59 others injured.
The singer herself has suspended the European leg of her world tour for the time being, with TMZ reporting that she was “inconsolable” and “in hysterics” when she learned of the casualties following the explosion, which police are treating as a suspected terror attack.
Grande posted the tweet below early this morning following the attack, saying that she was “broken.”
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Her manager, Scooter Braun, tweeted out a message which read: “Tonight, our hearts are broken. Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack.”
Ever since, celebrites have flocked to their social media feeds to express their sympathies for those affected by the attack.
These are some of the reactions from the entertainment world.
Sending love to those affected in Manchester.
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) May 22, 2017
My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I’m sending all my love.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) 23 May 2017
Broken hearted for the families tonight. Broken hearted for Ari. Broken hearted for the state of this world. ????
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) 23 May 2017
My prayers are with you Manchester
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) 22 May 2017
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER…HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND
— Cher (@cher) 22 May 2017
To target children at a concert is beyond comprehension. Beyond lunacy. Beyond evil. Heart goes out to all those who’ve lost loved ones.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 23, 2017
Horrified hearing about what’s going on in Manchester . Bless everyone x
— Lily (@lilyallen) May 23, 2017
No words can describe how I feel about what happened in Manchester. I don’t wanna believe that the world we live in could be so cruel.
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) May 23, 2017
Mars is also in the middle of an international tour.
Sending prayers to the people of Manchester. I’m heartbroken for the lives lost and all the families suffering right now
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) 23 May 2017
The parents. Their children. The dead. The injured. The artist. Her band and other performers. The crew. Venue staff. All to be thought of.
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) 23 May 2017
Thoughts, prayers and my whole ❤️ are with Manchester this evening.
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) 23 May 2017
Devastating news this morning. Thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 23, 2017
In total shock and absolutely devastated about what’s gone down in MANCHESTER sending Love and Light to all the family’s involved LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) May 23, 2017
My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I’m so sorry to hear this
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 23, 2017
I’m heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.
Sending love to everyone involved. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017
Absolutely Horrendous what happened in Manchester tonight. My thoughts are with the great people of Manchester and also Ari and her team xx
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 23, 2017
every musician feels sick & responsible tonight — shows should be safe for you. truly a worst nightmare. sending love to manchester & ari
— Lorde (@lorde) May 23, 2017
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected in Manchester.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) May 23, 2017
what happened in Manchester tonight is absolutely horrible. sending my love and prayers to those affected. ????
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) May 23, 2017
Stunned by the news coming in from the UK… my thoughts are with the fans and families at Ariana’s Manchester show. Awful
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) May 22, 2017
Death toll rises to 22 after Manchester terrorist attack. The sadness is beyond!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) May 23, 2017
Corden sent a message to Manchester on The Late Late Show.
Chloe Grace Moretz
No one should go to a concert and never come home ????
— Olly Murs (@ollyofficial) May 22, 2017
God bless everyone who was at Ariana’s concert! My prayers are with you all and poor sweet Ariana! This is heartbreaking ????
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) May 23, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this horrific act in Manchester. We need to do better. We need to LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) May 23, 2017
To see what has happened in Manchester makes me really sad. My thoughts are with those that are experiencing such tragedy at this time x
— Liam (@LiamPayne) May 23, 2017
Sending all my love to every single family at the Manchester show last night. So upsetting
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) May 23, 2017
A number of prominent politicians and people in the business world have also expressed their condolences.
I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester. My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and been injured. pic.twitter.com/QoCXH8qPYW
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) May 23, 2017
My statement on the barbaric and sickening attack in Manchester last night. London stands with Manchester today. https://t.co/S2dUbSzViG pic.twitter.com/THHp0rWxd8
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) May 23, 2017
Heartbreaking news from Manchester. My thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones or been injured in this barbaric attack.
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) May 23, 2017
Canadians are shocked by the news of the horrific attack in Manchester tonight. Please keep the victims & their families in your thoughts.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 23, 2017
Deeply saddened by the tragic events in Manchester. Our thoughts are with everyone affected. ????????
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 23, 2017