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Pop singer Ariana Grande said she felt “broken” after a suicide attack late Monday killed at least 22 people — including some children — and wounded another 59 after her packed concert in Britain’s Manchester Arena.
“From the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words,” tweeted Grande, who was unharmed by the blast, to her more than 45 million followers.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Her manager, Scooter Braun, also posted condolences to the victims on social media and said “tonight, our hearts are broken.”
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 23, 2017
The culprit behind the bombing was killed in the attack after detonating the improvised explosive device, authorities said. He was identified Tuesday as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who sources told NBC News had a British passport. The suspect set off the bomb near one of the venue’s exits as the predominantly younger crowd let out of the arena around 10:30 p.m. local time.
Other artists in the pop world shared their sympathies with the victims, and Miley Cyrus said on Instagram that she was “wishing I could give my friend @ArianaGrande a great big hug right now.”
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
I’m heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.
Sending love to everyone involved. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017
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