Artists React to Manchester Bombing
On Monday evening, at least 22 attendees at Ariana Grande‘s Manchester Arena concert died following a bombing at the venue. Around 60 more people have been reported injured, with many of the victims teenaged (or younger) fans of the 23-year-old singer.
Similar to the response to the attacks at the Bataclan in Paris during an Eagles of Death Metal concert in 2015, the concert-set act of terrorism has shaken up the music world. Many artists have shared their memories of playing at the UK venue, expressing concern for fans, similar fears they’ve had playing large venues and sending condolences to families, victims and the pop star herself.
I’m heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.
Sending love to everyone involved. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017
Absolutely Horrendous what happened in Manchester tonight. My thoughts are with the great people of Manchester and also Ari and her team xx
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 23, 2017
We are so saddened by the tragedy in Manchester last night. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to the beautiful Ariana fans and their families ❤️
— Little Mix (@LittleMix) May 23, 2017
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER…HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND
— Cher (@cher) May 22, 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
My thoughts & prayers are with those in Manchester. We just played there Sat & love that amazing city. Shocking & sad. #Manchester
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) 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
Hold each other close today and everyday. Love is the only way to answer to something this hateful
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) May 23, 2017
Off to work.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 23, 2017