Singers from around the world tweeted their condolences after an explosion followed Ariana Grande‘s May 22 concert in Manchester, England. At least 19 people were killed in the explosion, which police are currently investigating as a terrorist attack.
Grande herself has not publicly reacted to the explosion, which happened near the end of her show and just outside the Manchester Arena. However, sources told TMZ that Grande is “in hysterics” and might not be able to perform her Thursday show at London’s O2 arena. “She’s in no condition to perform,” a source told the site.
Grande was not hurt in the explosion and had just left the stage. Many of her colleagues said they were praying for those killed during the explosion.
Katy Perry was among the first celebrities to react to the news. “Prating for everyone at @ArianaGrande’s show,” she wrote.
Nicki Minaj wrote that her “heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event.” Grande and Minaj worked on the song “Side to Side” together.
Niall Horan, a member of One Direction, wrote:
Harry Styles, also of One Direction, wrote that he is “heartbroken” by the news.
Grande’s Victorious co-star Victoria Justice wrote:
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