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Reaction to Manchester explosion at Ariana Grande concert

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    Ariana Grande arrives in August at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Police say at least 19 people were killed after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in northern England on Monday.

Reactions to the fatal explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England:

“broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.” — Ariana Grande, via Twitter.

“I don’t wanna believe that the world we live in could be so cruel.” — pop star Bruno Mars, via Twitter

“Our prayers and strength to the victims and their families involved in this tragedy in Manchester. Stay strong. ArianaGrande” — actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, via Twitter

“My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I’m sending all my love.” — pop star Taylor Swift, via Twitter

“Praying for everyone at ArianaGrande’s show” — pop star Katy Perry, via Twitter

“Stunned by the news coming in from the UK. my thoughts are with the fans and families at Ariana’s Manchester show. Awful” — TV producer, host Ryan Seacrest, via Twitter

“Sending love to those affected in Manchester.” — singer Ellie Goulding, via Twitter

“Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives..praying for everyone and all #arianators.” — pop star Demi Lovato, via Twitter

“I’m heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.” — pop star Harry Styles, former member of One Direction, via Twitter

“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” — star rapper-singer Nicki Minaj, via Twitter

“Heart breaks for everyone at the ArianaGrande show- terrorism and hatred disrupting a magical escapist experience. Sending all love.” — actress Lena Dunham, via Twitter

“My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected in Manchester.” — pop star Selena Gomez, via Twitter

“MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER.HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND” — music legend Cher, via Twitter

“Just saw the news about Manchester… Our hearts are breaking .. Prayers for all who attended, their families, Ari and her whole crew.” — singing group Fifth Harmony, via Twitter

“every musician feels sick & responsible tonight—shows should be safe for you. truly a worst nightmare. sending love to manchester & ari” — singer Lorde, via Twitter

“So desperately sad about Manchester.” — pop star Boy George, via Twitter

“Deeply saddened by the tragic events in Manchester. Our thoughts are with everyone affected.” — Apple CEO Tim Cook, via Twitter

“Not trying to #ThoughtsAndPrayers up a self serving tweet. But that #Manchester explosion man…man. The hell is goin on in this world.” — drummer-bandleader Questlove, via Twitter

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