So shocking and sad.
A terrorist attack took place last night (May 22) at Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman World Tour” concert in Manchester, England. As of this post, 22 fans of the American singer, including children, have been reported as confirmed fatalities.
Story summary per The Guardian:
- Police have confirmed that 22 people have been killed – including some children – and 59 injured after an explosion at Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by Ariana Grande.
- Greater Manchester police say the perpetrator was a man acting alone, who died at the scene after detonating an improvised explosive device.
- Investigators are trying to establish whether the bomber was part of a wider network.
- The blast took place outside the arena, in the public foyer, shortly after 10.30pm (BST), minutes after the concert ended.
Footage of the moment the “loud blast” was heard has just surfaced:
The moment of the explosion at the arena tonight. This is so scary. pic.twitter.com/9JWlVRYsGW— Music News & Facts (@Musicnews_feed) 23 de mayo de 2017
The attacker waited till the concert was finished and people started to leave the venue to make his attack. New reports indicate he had the explosive device hidden in a rucksack he was wearing.
ARIANA & TOUR STATUS
Ariana Grande is SAFE but reportedly “broken” and “in hysterics”.
She posted the following tweet a few hours after learning of the terrorist attack:
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) 23 de mayo de 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
According to reports, the “Dangerous Woman World Tour” is currently SUSPENDED. A source says attempts will be made to resume the tour at some point and cancelled dates will allegedly be rescheduled once Ariana Grande is emotionally ready. But nothing is CONFIRMED as of now. Wait until Ariana and her team makes an official statement regarding the tour.
If I were her, I just wouldn’t be ready to resume touring for a long while. This is just devastating. And that “so so sorry” in her tweet clearly indicates she in some way feels responsible for this massacre, and that is just too much of a weight for anybody.
Praying for all the victims and families affected by this coward terrorist attack.
Several names of the music industry have taken to Twitter to express their condolences to the Manchester attack victims.
My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I'm sending all my love.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) 23 de mayo de 2017
every musician feels sick & responsible tonight—shows should be safe for you. truly a worst nightmare. sending love to manchester & ari— Lorde (@lorde) 23 de mayo de 2017
My heart breaks tonight for Manchester.— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) 23 de mayo de 2017
praying for the victims and their families and everyone that was there tonight— Camila Cabello (@Camila_Cabello) 23 de mayo de 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) 23 de mayo de 2017
Sending my unending thoughts, concern, love and hope to those in Manchester.— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) 23 de mayo de 2017
I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) 23 de mayo de 2017
Sending love to everyone involved. H
Thoughts and prayers to people at @ArianaGrande concert in Manchester. Devastated ????— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) 23 de mayo de 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester, any one affected, @ArianaGrande and the entire crew. Heartbreaking— P!nk (@Pink) 23 de mayo de 2017
God bless the family and friends affected by this nightmare.— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) 23 de mayo de 2017
Absolutely Horrendous what happened in Manchester tonight. My thoughts are with the great people of Manchester and also Ari and her team xx— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) 23 de mayo de 2017
Just saw the news about Manchester... Our hearts are breaking ???? Prayers for all who attended, their families, Ari and her whole crew.— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) 23 de mayo de 2017
My prayers are with you Manchester— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) 22 de mayo de 2017
Sending love to those affected in Manchester.— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) 22 de mayo de 2017
Broken hearted for the families tonight. Broken hearted for Ari. Broken hearted for the state of this world. ????— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) 23 de mayo de 2017
It is absolutely devastating what took place in Manchester. My thoughts and prayers are with Ariana and everyone affected. ????????????— TINASHE (@Tinashe) 23 de mayo de 2017
Sending prayers to the people of Manchester. So incredibly heartbroken for all the families who lost loved ones.??— Lea Michele (@LeaMichele) 23 de mayo de 2017
Can't believe what happened in #Manchester. So sad! My thoughts are with all the victims and their families ????— David Guetta (@davidguetta) 23 de mayo de 2017
Manchester ???? all my love and thoughts are with you. I'm so sorry this happened.— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) 23 de mayo de 2017
Just woken up and seen the news. My heart and soul is broken for every single victim, and their families and friends. So painfully sad x— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) 23 de mayo de 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) 23 de mayo de 2017
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