Singer Ariana Grande has released a statement responding to the possible terrorist attack that killed at least 19 people at a concert she was holding in Manchester, England.
“broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words,” Ariana wrote on Twitter, eschewing capitalization.
Here is her statement:
Ariana’s manager also released a heart wrenching response, mourning “the lives of children” and other loved ones taken in what he called a “cowardly act.”
According to TMZ, Grande has “indefinitely suspended her world tour in the wake of the terrorist bombing in England.” She was supposed to perform Thursday in London and she “was scheduled to perform in England, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland,” TMZ reported.
The horrific explosion killed at least 19 people and injured about 59 people at the Manchester Arena in England during the Ariana Grande concert Monday night, on May 22, the Greater Manchester Police say. CNN said the explosion occurred at what is the largest indoor arena in the UK, and there was a sell-out concert, including many young people, when the explosion rang out toward the end of the concert.
“This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise,” the police department said in a statement. Authorities suspect that a suicide bomber was responsible, Reuters reported.
“If confirmed, it would be the deadliest militant assault on Britain since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London’s transport system in July 2005,” according to Reuters.
Frantic parents took to social media looking for their children in the chaos that followed the blast.
The suspected terrorist attack comes as U.S. President Donald Trump is in Israel on a five-state foreign trip and after a string of ISIS-fueled terrorist attacks have hit Europe, including the recent UK Parliament attack in England.
The loud explosion rang out and caused pandemonium in the stadium. Ariana Grande was not injured during the blast.
The blast occurred around 10:30 p.m. local time, after Grande left the stage and houselights came on, as people were beginning to exit the arena.
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