Ed Sheeran, Niall Horan, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Harry Styles are among celebrities who have shared tributes for the people who were killed in the terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday.
British police say the attack was carried out by one man who died at the arena. The attacker was carrying a device which he detonated.
Musicians and celebrities have taken to Twitter in their droves to offer their condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the tragic attack and to support the injured.
Grande, who brought her Dangerous Woman Tour to Dublin's 3Arena on Saturday, had been in the middle of her European shows, with gigs also scheduled in Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Spain and Italy. It has been reported by US celebrity magazine People that the singer is now back home in Florida.
A few hours after the explosion, Grande tweeted that she was "broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. don't have words."
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
"We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act," Scooter Braun, Grande's manager, said in a statement.
Ed Sheeran described the attack as "so heartbreaking" and sent "love and prayers".
So heartbreaking. Love and prayers for Manchester. https://t.co/hxTQQAnMfS— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) 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," Mullingar singer Niall Horan said.
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
Boyzone star Ronan Keating tweeted about the "terrible news", saying "his thoughts are with everyone involved".
Terrible news coming in from a gig @ManchesterArena my thoughts are with everyone involved.— Ronan Keating (@ronanofficial) May 22, 2017
"I don't wanna believe that the world we live in could be so cruel," Bruno Mars wrote on social media.
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
God bless the family and friends affected by this nightmare.— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) May 23, 2017
"I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight," One Direction star-turned-solo artist Harry Styles posted.
I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017
Sending love to everyone involved. H
"Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives," wrote Demi Lovato.
Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives.. praying for everyone and all #arianators. ????????????— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 22, 2017
More artists expressed shock and sadness over the tragic events that unfolded leading to multiple deaths, including children who were attending the pop star's concert.
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
Cannot believe the news I am reading about Manchester...— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) 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 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
Broken hearted for the families tonight. Broken hearted for Ari. Broken hearted for the state of this world. ??— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) 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
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected in Manchester.— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) May 23, 2017
Sending prayers to @ArianaGrande & all those who are with her also... I know this has to be difficult & heartbreaking for everyone??????— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) May 23, 2017
James Corden opened The Late Late Show on Monday night addressing the people of Manchester after the attack. "It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news, that attacks like this can happen, and especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight," he said.
We opened our show talking about Manchester. Our thoughts are with everyone affected. https://t.co/yrgu03JTK8— James Corden (@JKCorden) May 23, 2017