Manchester Concert Attack: Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, and Nicki Minaj among Other Stars React

Manchester Concert Attack: Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, and Nicki Minaj among Other Stars React

May 23, 2017
Broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words. - Ariana Grande

Following the horrible terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, several notable personalities the world over paid tribute to the victims via social media. Sadiq Khan, London's mayor, released issued a statement on Facebook expressing his grief. Prime Minister Theresa May released a statement "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."

Ariana Grande apparently is inconsolable and has suspended her planned world tour, according to TMZ. Grande had earlier tweeted "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words." 

One Direction's Harry Styles, who is also from England, was equally heartbroken over the attack.  "I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight. Sending love to everyone involved. H"

I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.
Sending love to everyone involved. H

— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017
Manchester Massacre
Manchester Evening News cover page

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said, "Our prayers and strength to the victims and their families involved in this tragedy in Manchester. Stay strong. @ArianaGrande"

On the other hand, Yahoo News reports that Islamic State supporters celebrated on social media after the attack, although no group has formally claimed responsibility yet.

Manchester police confirmed the unfortunate event took 22 lives and left 59 people injured. Train service to or from Manchester Victoria station has been suspended for Tuesday.

Manchester Evening News called the attack a "Manchester massacre." 

Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Richard Branson, Nicki Minaj and several others have shared their sorrow. 

See their words below: 

broken.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected in Manchester.

— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) May 23, 2017

My thoughts and prayers to the families of #Manchester.

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 23, 2017

My prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families on this tragic evening. My heart is breaking for you tonight Manchester.

— Nicole Scherzinger (@NicoleScherzy) May 23, 2017

The world we live in...all my love to Manchester...wow.

— Zendaya (@Zendaya) May 23, 2017

Thoughts are with #Manchester. A devastating loss of innocence. Music will continue to unite us, not divide us.

— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) 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

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 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

MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER…HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND

— Cher (@cher) May 22, 2017

Who targets a pop concert full of young children? This is depravity beyond human comprehension. #manchester

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 23, 2017