Nineteen Killed in Suspected Suicide Attack at Ariana Grande Concert
“So far 19 people have been confirmed dead, with around 50 others injured. This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise,” police said in a statement.
British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the “appalling terrorist attack” and suspended her campaign ahead of a general election on June 8.
“All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected,” said May.
Grande, who was set to give a concert in London on the following Tuesday, said she was ‘broken’ in a tweet.
“Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words,” she wrote.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
Her fellow musicians were also shocked as they send out their condolences:
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
Broken hearted for the families tonight. Broken hearted for Ari. Broken hearted for the state of this world. ?
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 23, 2017
every musician feels sick & responsible tonight—shows should be safe for you. truly a worst nightmare. sending love to manchester & ari
— Lorde (@lorde) May 23, 2017