As news emerged that a deadly bombing had devastated the crowd at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, the music industry’s biggest names paid tribute to the victims on Monday
“Baywatch” star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson urged Manchester to “stay strong,” tweeting: “Our prayers and strength to the victims and their families involved in this tragedy in Manchester.”
Katy Perry said she was, “Broken hearted for the families tonight. Broken hearted for Ari. Broken hearted for the state of this world.”
“My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I’m sending all my love,” Taylor Swift said.
Greater Manchester police confirmed that 19 people were killed and at least 50 were injured. The casualties are currently being treated at six hospitals in the northern England city.
The incident is being treated as a terror attack with initial signs pointing to that of a suicide bomber.
Grande herself tweeted her grief, saying she was “Broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
British prime minister Theresa May issued a statement after the deadly incident. “We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected,” May said, according to the Guardian.
See the tweets below.
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
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected in Manchester.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) May 23, 2017
This story is so sad and so scary. Sending all my love to Manchester.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 23, 2017
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
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
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Prayers Up for Manchester. ???????????????????????? Regardless of what you believe in, please take a moment for everyone affected.
— Mojo Rawley (@MojoRawleyWWE) May 23, 2017
Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives.. praying for everyone and all #arianators. ????????????????????????
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 22, 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
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER…HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND
— Cher (@cher) May 22, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this horrific act in Manchester. We need to do better. We need to LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) 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
— Manchester United (@ManUnitedWorld) 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
Sending love to those affected in Manchester.
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) May 22, 2017