Once again the world is left asking “why?” after yet another terrorist attack took the lives of so many innocent people.
As was the case in France in 2015, a large crowd was targeted in the bombing of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in the U.K. on May 22. Twenty-two people were killed while dozens more were injured. Many of the victims were children.
Grande was not injured in the attack, though she has since halted her European tour and returned home to Florida to mentally recover from the horrific ordeal. The devastated pop singer shared her condolences on her Twitter account.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
The music industry can be a toxic environment filled with rivalries, backstabbing, and name calling, but singers and songwriters stand united when tragedy strikes, especially when one of their own is affected.
Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande‘s show
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 22, 2017
Broken hearted for the families tonight. Broken hearted for Ari. Broken hearted for the state of this world. 😔
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) 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
Selena Gomez sent prayers while Justin Bieber opted for a simple but effective hashtag.
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected in Manchester.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) May 23, 2017
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 23, 2017
Previous Grande collaborators John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Harry Styles, and Jennifer Hudson also kept their friend, and those affected by the bombing, in their thoughts.
Sending love to the U.K., @ArianaGrande and all of her supporters who were caught up in this awful attack. Heartbreaking.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 23, 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) May 23, 2017
Our prayers and strength to the victims and their families involved in this tragedy. Stay strong. @ArianaGrande 🙏🏼
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) May 23, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this horrific act in Manchester. We need to do better. We need to LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) May 23, 2017
I’m heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.
Sending love to everyone involved. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017
There are no positives to take away from a tragedy of this magnitude, but Ellie Goulding gave a good reminder that no matter how much evil there is in the world, there is that much more good.
While I am still reeling after last night’s atrocity, I keep hearing of extraordinary acts of kindness and bravery in Manchester. #LoveWins
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) May 23, 2017
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