Ariana Grande Manchester attack: Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and more stars react

Celebrities took to social media to respond to the explosion in a Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday, 22 people were killed and dozens of others injured.

Multiple law enforcement agencies was a member of the BRITISH police are investigating the incident, which are to be regarded as a “terrorist incident.”

Grande tweeted a short message to her fans after the tragedy, saying her heart was broken and she was “so, so sorry.”

from the bottom of my heart, I am so, so very much. I have no words.

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017

Her rep confirmed earlier the star was “okay,” adding that “we are further investigating what happened.”

Her fellow celebrities shared their thoughts and reflections as the news unfolded.

My thoughts, prayers, and tears for all those affected by the Manchester drama tonight. I send all my love.

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 23, 2017

I am devastated to hear about the tragedy in Manchester tonight. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families

— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) May 23, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone through this terrible attack in Manchester. My heart is broken this morning.

— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) 23 May 2017

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

— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) May 23, 2017

Pray for everyone at @ArianaGrande ‘ s view

— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 22, 2017

every musician feels sick, and be responsible tonight—shows should be safe for you. really a nightmare. sending love from manchester & ari

— Lorde (@lorde) 23 May 2017

To see what is happening in Manchester makes me really sad. My thoughts are with those in which such a tragedy at this time x

— Liam (@LiamPayne) 23 May 2017

Cracks up to the imagination of innocent concertgoers losing their life.. pray for everyone and for all the #arianators. ??????

Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 22, 2017

Sending love to the uk, @ArianaGrande and all her supporters, who were caught in this terrible attack. Heartbreaking.

— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 23, 2017

what happened in Manchester tonight is absolutely terrible. sending my love and prayers to the people concerned. ?

— Kendall (@KendallJenner) May 23, 2017

God bless everyone that to Ariana’s concert! My prayers are with you and all the poor sweet Ariana! This is heartbreaking ?

— Khloé (@khloekardashian) May 23, 2017

Stunned by the news coming from the UK… my thoughts are with the fans and families to Ariana’s Manchester show. Terrible

— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) May 22, 2017

What happened in Manchester is not to contain. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this senseless tragedy.

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 23, 2017

Thoughts, prayers, and my whole ❤️ with Manchester this evening.

— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) May 23, 2017

Just hearing about the explosions at the Arianna concert.. Pray for everyone!!! Ill..

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 22, 2017

What happens in Manchester is absolutely terrifying. Pray for everyone effected has found safety and hope Ariana is okay 🙁 Jesus

— h (@halsey) 22 May 2017

I am heartbroken about what happened in Manchester tonight.
Sending love to everyone who is involved. H

— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017

Sending prayers to Manchester.

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) May 23, 2017

Sending my infinite thoughts, care, love and hope that is in Manchester.

— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) 23 May 2017

Broken heart for you Manchester. You are all in my heart. I am so, so very much.

— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) 23 May 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this terrible tragedy. So annoying.

— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) May 22, 2017

Thoughts and prayers for all who were present at the @ArianaGrande in concert tonight.

— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) 23 May 2017

Sending our thoughts and prayers out to @ArianaGrande and all her fans tonight in Manchester, united kingdom

— Rascal Flatts (@rascalflatts) 22 May 2017

Our prayers and strength to the victims and their families involved in this tragedy in Manchester. To stay strong. @ArianaGrande ??

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 22, 2017

Terrible and heartbreaking. My heart breaks for the victims and families of this senseless tragedy. #Manchester

— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) 23 May 2017

Very sad news @ArianaGrande concert. People who often take months to look ahead to their idol, and then this. Sending the love to.

— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) 23 May 2017


— Cher (@cher) May 22, 2017

We are on a tour of a half-mile away from the explosion, but SAFE! Crazy world. Pick up the peace, the love, you can do it. Now pray. #Manchester

— John You Will Make (@JohnStamos) May 23, 2017

Just saw the news about Manchester… Our hearts are breaking ? Prayers for all attendees, their families, Ari and her entire team.

— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) 23 May 2017

My sincere thoughts and prayers for all those effected by the tragedy in Manchester last night ?? x VB #Manchester

— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) May 23, 2017

?Absolutely sick and angry by this senseless, evil attack. Thoughts are with everyone concerned. Such a troubling time we live in ?

— Cheryl (@CherylOfficial) 23 May 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with Manchester. My heart breaks for all those wounded and affected, and their families. ?

— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) 23 May 2017

Sending prayers to the people of Manchester. I am heartbroken for the lives lost and all the families who are suffering now

— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) 23 May 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester, a member, @ArianaGrande and the whole crew. Heartbreaking

— P!!!nk (@Pink) May 23, 2017

Deeply saddened by the tragic events in Manchester. Our thoughts are with everyone affected. ??

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) 23 May 2017

This story is so sad and so scary. Sending all my love to Manchester.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 23, 2017

Horrible. My thoughts are with the young victims, who only wanted to enjoy the music, and with their loved ones.

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 22, 2017

Manchester stands together.

— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) 23 May 2017

There are no words to describe how I feel about what happened in Manchester. I don’t want to believe that the world in which we live is so cruel.

— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) May 23, 2017

Sending all my love and prayers to everyone affected, in Manchester and @arianagrande and her team ??

— Lil’ Kim (@LilKim) 23 May 2017

Sending prayer for all people on the @arianagrande concert in Manchester tonight! I am praying…

— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) 23 May 2017

My heart goes out to the wonderful people of Manchester, who have suffered painful loss of lives in a terrorist attack tonight.

— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) May 23, 2017

In total shock and absolutely devastated about what has fallen in MANCHESTER sending Love and Light to the whole family is involved LG x

— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) 23 May 2017

At least 19 killed in explosion on Ariana Grande concert in the British arena via @Reuters Sending love in that direction

— Michelle Rodriguez (@MRodOfficial) 23 May 2017

Heart breaks for everyone on the @ArianaGrande show – terrorism and hate disrupting the flow of a magical escapist experience. Sending all the love.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 23, 2017

I’m really so sorry about what happened in Manchester tonight. Unthinkable events. All my love to the affected families.

— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) 23 May 2017

Pray for the beautiful souls that we lost, their family and their loved ones, for the survivors who will forever be affected by this #Manchester

— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 23, 2017

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