Singers from around the world tweeted their condolences after an explosion followed Ariana Grande‘s May 22 concert in Manchester, England. At least 22 people were killed in the explosion, which police are currently investigating as a terrorist attack. At least 59 people were injured.
Grande herself has publicly reacted to the explosion, which happened near the end of her show and just outside the Manchester Arena. She tweeted the following statement:
Sources told TMZ that Grande is “in hysterics” and might not be able to perform her Thursday show at London’s O2 arena. “She’s in no condition to perform,” a source told the site.
Grande was not hurt in the explosion and had just left the stage. Many of her colleagues said they were praying for those killed during the explosion.
Although the Islamic State hasn’t taken responsible for the explosion, experts say that its supporters are celebrating. Police in Manchester have said they are investigating this as a “terrorist incident until police know otherwise.”
Katy Perry was among the first celebrities to react to the news. “Prating for everyone at @ArianaGrande’s show,” she wrote.
Nicki Minaj wrote that her “heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event.” Grande and Minaj worked on the song “Side to Side” together.
Niall Horan, a member of One Direction, wrote:
Harry Styles, also of One Direction, wrote that he is “heartbroken” by the news.
Grande’s Victorious co-star Victoria Justice wrote:
Glee singer Lea Michele sent her prayers to the “families who lost loved ones.”
Rapper Missy Elliott sent a pair of tweets about the “heartbreaking” explosion.
Ellen DeGeneres wrote:
In her first tweet since January, Taylor Swift sent her thoughts, prayers and love to everyone in Manchester.
“Royals” singer Lorde spoke for everyone in the music community, sending her love to Manchester and Grande.
“Sending love to the U.K., @ArianaGrande and all of her supporters who were caught up in this awful attack. Heartbreaking,” John Legend wrote.
Model Kendall Jenner wrote that what happenedd in Manchester is “absolutely horrible.”
Paula Abdul added:
Welsh singer Charlotte Church wrote:
Jennifer Lopez wrote: