Celebrities react to deadly bomb blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

Clockwise from top left: Katy Perry, Harry Styles, Demi Lovato and Ellen Degeneres.
Clockwise from top left: Katy Perry, Harry Styles, Demi Lovato and Ellen Degeneres.PHOTO: REUTERS, AFP

In the hours following the deadly attack that struck Manchester Arena during Ariana Grande's concert on Monday (May 22) night(Tuesday morning Singapore time), celebrities have taken to Twitter to send their concern and love.

The 23-year-old American artiste was performing in Manchester, United Kingdom, as part of her Dangerous Woman world tour, which has since been "postponed indefinitely".

At least 22 people were killed and 59 injured in the bomb blast that occured at around 10.30pm local time, just as the show was ending and pink balloons were dropping from the rafters.

Grande said late on Monday on Twitter she was at a loss for words over the incident.

"Broken... From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words," she said.

There has been an outpouring of concern on social media.

Katy Perry was one of the first to react on social media after the attack.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift said that she sent her "thoughts, prayers and tears" to those affected by the tragedy.


Ellen DeGeneres said: "The news was so sad and scary."

Former One Direction singers Harry Styles and Niall Horan also posted their comments on Twitter.

Other celebrities such as Cher, Paula Abdul and Bruno Mars also posted their reactions.


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