The Boston marathon was interrupted by a series of explosions on Monday.
The bombs were set off right at the finish line, four hours after the initial start time. About an hour after the first two blasts, a third explosion was heard just before 4 p.m.
New Kids on the Block star and Massachusetts native, Joey McIntyre, was actually running in the race and finished just five minutes before it happened.
“I’m ok but I’m sure there are many hurt,” Joey wrote. Co-member, Donnie Wahlberg, was relieved to hear the news, “Just heard that @joeymcintyre is ok! Thanks to everyone for tweeting! Scared for everyone else in Boston. #PrayerForBoston please."
Celebrities, including, Channing Tatum and Nicki Minaj, took to Twitter to share their grief and sorrow over the horrible tragedy. “#prayforboston,” said the Side Effects star.
The pop star and American Idol judge shared her thoughts as well, “My heart goes out to everyone who woke up this morning to enjoy a peaceful marathon but were met w/senseless destruction #GodBlessAmerica.
See what other stars have to say about the developing story:
“God Bless everyone in Boston! RT "@CNN: There has been at least one explosion near the Boston Marathon finish line, according to CNN affiliate WCVB. Details on @CNN TV now.”
“My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Boston today.”
“My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Boston, can't believe what I am hearing/seeing.”
“Sending prayers to everyone who was/is at the #bostonmarathon.”
“Praying for those hurt at #bostonmarathon – so terrible. 2 explosions at Finnish line. News is all over it. So sad”
“Prayers for all the victims of the explosion at the finish line. #bostonmarathon.”
“Just off the bike and getting the news from the Boston marathon. Thoughts & prayers go out to Dave M, his staff, all runners, and volunteers.”
“Prayers for Boston”
“This is crazy. Glued to the TV, so scary. Thoughts and prayers with Boston right now.”
“I cant believe what I’m seeing on the news. I hope this turns out to be an accident and not an act of hate or terror. #BostonMarathon.”
“Praying for Boston right now”
“Praying for everyone at the Boston Marathon.”
“My thoughts are with Boston. Thank you to the brave first responders who always run toward our greatest fears to save lives.”
“Sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston right now….”
“I hope everyone in Boston is okay…”
“I hope everyone in Boston is okay!! My prayers and thoughts to those involved. Thank you to the first responders!”
“My thoughts are with the people from Boston”
“Will be in Boston for tonight’s broadcast”
“My heart is with you Boston. Always has been, always will be. #PrayersForBoston #BostonMarathon”
“Boston be strong.”
“My love and strength go out to all those affected by the explosions! #BostonMarathon2013”
“thoughts and prayers are with everybody in boston. heartbreaking…”
Harry Shum Jr.
“This is terrible. #PrayForBoston”
“Oh for f—ks sake. I’m so disturbed by the reports from Boston. This is horrible.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the explosions in Boston.”
“Wolf Blitzer: Two huge Boston Marathon explosions at finish line were “unexpected”. Telling in like it is. #CNN”
“Sending prayers to all that were affected by the explosions at the Boston marathon.”
“My heart goes out to all the victims of the explosion at the finish line. #bostonmarathon”
“Watching coverage of Boston Marathon explosions, heart in my throat.”
“Prayers for Boston today”
“Sending prayers to Boston.”
“Boston marathon, absolutely terrifying I hope everyone is okay”
LeAnn Rimes Cibrain
“omg just saw the news. My heart goes out to everyone in Boston.”
“Just heard about about the explosions at the Boston Marathon. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected”
“prayers go out to everyone in Boston. We all love you and we are praying for you”
“My thoughts and prayers are with all those people affected by the tragedy in Boston today at the marathon. #prayforboston”
“So Sad to hear about what has happened in Boston as I board my flight☹ this is truly unbelievable! Prayers to those lost and affected:( ♥”
“#prayingforboston my thoughts and love go out to everyone out there.”
Melissa Joan Hart
“Prayers for those in Boston and hurt by the explosion!”
“Sending prayers to all those in Boston....”
“I’m so shocked to hear about the bombings at the #BostonMarathon #prayforboston”