Celebrity reactions are starting to trickle in after an alleged explosion went off during Ariana Grande‘s concert at Manchester Arena in England on Monday night.
Demi Lovato took to her social media soon after news broke, Tweeting, “Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives.. praying for everyone and all #arianators,” while Ellie Goulding expressed her condolences, writing, “Sending love to those affected in Manchester.” Katy Perry posted, “Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande’s show.”
Iconic singer Cher also Tweeted about the incident, writing, “MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER…HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND.”
And taken aback in disbelief, fellow artist, Nathan Sykes, said, “Watching the news in total shock. Heartbreaking to hear of fatalities at the Manchester Arena.”
Trevor Moran said, “Praying for the people of Manchester. For Ariana. For Ariana’s fans. I hope everyone is ok.” Following in Moan’s footsteps, Olly Murs shared, “No one should go to a concert and never come home.”
Carson Daly also had prayers for all those involved, Tweeting, “Praying for everyone at Manchester Arena. This is just awful news to get.”
Television personality and radio show host, Ryan Seacrest, also sent out his thoughts, “Stunned by the news coming in from the UK… my thoughts are with the fans and families at Ariana’s Manchester show. Awful.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was hit hard by the news as well. “Our prayers and strengh to the victims and their families involved in this tragedy in Manchester. Stay strong. @ArianaGrande,” he tweeted.
As for Ariana, a rep for the star has also revealed that she is safe and sound after the horrifying incident. “Ariana is okay. We are further investigating what happened,” her rep confirmed in a statement.
Grande later Tweeted that she is “broken” in the wake of the attack, and has canceled her tour.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
According to authorities, the attack has left a “number” of people dead. “Police responded to reports of an incident at Manchester Arena. Please stay away from the area,” Greater Manchester Police announced on Twitter.