- "I am so so sorry," tweeted Ariana Grande
- British Police suspects the blast to be a terrorist incident
- Taylor Swift and Katy Perry also condemned the attack
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
Extremely sad to start days when innocent lives are lost. Prayers for the deceased & strength to the families of the Manchester victims.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 23, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with @ArianaGrande and everyone who was hurt at the concert in Manchester.. what is happening to the world..— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 23, 2017
So upset!!How can this happen every few months?? Feel soo helpless! Prayers for the victims and their families! #manchesterterrorattack— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) May 23, 2017
Deeply saddened to hear about the Manchester attack . This brutality & hatred is so so horrid & frustrating.Prayers are with the victims— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) May 23, 2017
Just woke up to news about the #Manchester attack. Absolutely heart breaking. This is an attack on humanity— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) May 23, 2017
People of #Manchester, stay strong. Cowards strike again, attacking teenagers this time. Prayers and condolences to the families— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) 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
Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande's show— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 22, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau also tweeted about the blast.
Pained by the attack in Manchester. We strongly condemn it. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2017
Canadians are shocked by the news of the horrific attack in Manchester tonight. Please keep the victims & their families in your thoughts.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 23, 2017
The blast took place after 10:35 pm, when the audience was leaving the venue. "We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming. It was a huge explosion - you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out," a concert-goer told Reuters.
Ariana Grande began her musical career with the Broadway Musical 13. In 2009, she featured in the television series Victorious. Ariana is best-known songs likeThe Way, Problem, Break Free, Bang Bang and Love Me Harder.
(With Reuters inputs)