This is heartbreaking.
Celebrities like Selena Gomez and Katy Perry took to Twitter to react to the horrific news of an explosion killing at least 22 people and injuring 59 during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday, May 22.
Emergency services responded to the scene when an explosion rocked the arena just after the singer left the stage. The Manchester police department confirmed the attack was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb.
"The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated, causing this atrocity," said Chief Constable Ian Hopkins.
According to the Associated Press, ISIS claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing.
Following the incident, "Arianators" and celebrities used social media to express their shock, prayers and utter disbelief.
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected in Manchester.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) May 23, 2017
Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande's show
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 22, 2017
Absolutely gut wrenching. God bless the people of Manchester offering rooms and rides tonight. #roomformanchester
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) May 23, 2017
Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives.. praying for everyone and all #arianators. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 22, 2017
There are no words. This world. https://t.co/BJsmzoToWy
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 22, 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
I'm just hearing about the bombing in #Manchester my thoughts and prayers are with you all
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) May 23, 2017
sending love and prayers to Ariana and everyone that was at her show❤️
— Noah Cyrus (@noahcyrus) May 23, 2017
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER…HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND
— Cher (@cher) May 22, 2017
Our prayers and strengh to the victims and their families involved in this tragedy in Manchester. Stay strong. @ArianaGrande 🙏🏾
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 22, 2017
Our thoughts are with all the victims and their loved ones during this tragic time.
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