The catastrophic end of pop music idol Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert left at least 22 fatalities, nearly 60 people injured and the entire world overwhelmingly heartbroken on Monday night (May 23).
As developments surface in what has been unofficially identified as a terrorist attack brought on by a bomb explosion, several reports of young concertgoers who were killed and are currently missing has saturated social media and headlines alike. An 18-year-old superfan of the songstress is also among the most-publicized fatalities.
And while the outpour of condolences, love and support to the Manchester community has continued to flood major news cycles, so have the heartfelt reactions from other music industry notables.
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
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
#Manchester has always been so close to my heart! These are innocent vulnerable kids, this could've been any of us! I'm devastated!— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 23, 2017
Praying for the beautiful souls we lost, their families and loved ones, for the survivors who will forever be impacted by this #Manchester— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 23, 2017
How anyone could take something as beautiful as music & use it as an opportunity to harm anyone, is an act of evil beyond my comprehension.— Melanie Fiona ✌ (@MelanieFiona) May 23, 2017
Sending love and condolences to @ArianaGrande and the broken hearts of Manchester. 🙏🏾xo— Melanie Fiona ✌ (@MelanieFiona) 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
The World is falling apart. Wanna send my love ❤️ to everyone.— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) May 23, 2017
Absolutely heartbreaking... My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected in Manchester tonight. 🙏🏾— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) May 23, 2017
Thoughts, prayers and my whole ❤️ are with Manchester this evening.— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) May 23, 2017
I am so saddened to hear the news about what happened @ #ManchesterArena...Sending prayers to all & their families during this trying time🙏🏾— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) May 23, 2017
Currently being on tour and understanding how much concerts are safe spaces for support, love, peace & expression... this breaks my heart. My heart is with the victims, their families, everyone who had to experience such a traumatic encounter, and with the entire Ariana tour team. Prayers for Manchester & that team tonight, be safe and again, everyone's heart is with you. 💔
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