Ariana Grande took to Twitter to respond to a “terrorist incident” at its Manchester, United Kingdom concert that left 19 dead and at least 59 people injured.
She tweeted a short message after the tragedy, in which she was “broken” and speechless.
from the bottom of my heart, I am so, so very much. I have no words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Her manager, Scooter Braun, also tweeted expressing his thoughts after the attack.
“Tonight, our hearts are broken. There are no words for the sorrow for the victims and the families harmed in this senseless attack,” Braun wrote. “We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act. We are grateful for the selfless service tonight, Manchester’s first responders who rushed towards the danger to help save lives. We ask that you keep the victims, their families and all those involved in your hearts and prayers.”
Grande representatives confirmed the star was “OK” after the attack. The rep added, “we are continuing to investigate what happened.”
Grande has a concert scheduled for Thursday at the O2 Arena, but according to TMZ she has indefinitely suspended her world tour.
Greater Manchester Police said in a statement that they are treating the explosion as a “terrorist incident, until the police know otherwise.”
Britain’s terrorist threat level is “severe” in the past few years indicates that an attack is highly likely.
The British Transport Police said an explosion took place in the foyer of the Manchester Arena at 10:30 a.m., around the time the concert ended. Arena management tweeted his own statement, which said that the incident took place outside the place in a public space.”
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