WATCH: World leaders react to Manchester attack
Celebrities’ reactions started pouring in after Monday night’s suicide attack that left at least 22 dead, many whom are children, and injured over 50 more at Manchester Arena following a concert by pop singer Ariana Grande.
With Grande revealing she’s left “broken,” many stars took to social media to mourn.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Some of Manchester’s best-known musicians have expressed their horror after the attack.
My hearts broken.
— Guy Garvey (@Guy_Garvey) May 23, 2017
Manchester stands together.
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) 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
Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, from Greater Manchester, tweeted that his daughter had “made it home safe from Ariana Grande last night.”
My daughter made it home safe from Ariana Grande last night. My heart goes out to all parents & those involved. Manchester stay strong. X
— Peter Hook (@peterhook) May 23, 2017
Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande's show
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 22, 2017
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER…HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND
— Cher (@cher) May 22, 2017
My heart is with you Manchester. Just come off stage in London, it's gut-wrenching. So very sorry for the families who have lost loved ones.
— KT Tunstall (@KTTunstall) 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
Take That’s Gary Barlow, who played at Manchester Arena last week and was due back for a concert later this week, tweeted: “Sad, sad news from Manchester. Praying for all the victims and families involved.”
James Corden brought up the attack on the Late Late Show, which was broadcast shortly after the bombing.
“It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news, that attacks like this can happen,” he said.
“Especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight,” he added.
We opened our show talking about Manchester. Our thoughts are with everyone affected. https://t.co/yrgu03JTK8
— James Corden (@JKCorden) May 23, 2017
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) May 23, 2017
My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I'm sending all my love.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) 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
Thoughts, prayers and my whole ❤️ are with Manchester this evening.
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) 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
Sending love to those affected in Manchester.
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) May 22, 2017
What is happening in Manchester is absolutely terrifying. Praying everyone effected has found safety and hope Ariana is okay 🙁 Jesus
— h (@halsey) May 22, 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
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
Hold each other close today and everyday. Love is the only way to answer to something this hateful
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) May 23, 2017
Sending love to the U.K., @ArianaGrande and all of her supporters who were caught up in this awful attack. Heartbreaking.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 23, 2017
According to terrorism watchdog SITE Intel Group, ISIS issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack Tuesday, saying one of its “soldiers” planted bombs at Manchester Arena.
“A solider of the Khilafah managed to place explosive devices in the midst of the gatherings of the Crusaders in the British city of Manchester,” reads a statement. “The explosive devices were detonated in the shameless concert arena.” The group also claimed “30 Crusaders” were killed and “70 others” were wounded, totals larger than what authorities have confirmed.
Earlier, police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to Monday night’s suicide attack in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called an “appalling, sickening cowardice” act of terror.
With regards to last night’s incident at the Manchester arena, we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester.
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 23, 2017
Grande was performing in Manchester as part of her Dangerous Woman Tour.
She was set to play two shows at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday and Friday, but the venue tweeted that it will “advise as soon as we can as to the status of those shows.”
Ariana is due to perform at The O2 on Thursday and Friday and we will advise as soon as we can as to the status of those shows.
— The O2 (@TheO2) May 23, 2017
—With files from Adam Frisk