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Reaction to explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/23/2017 By The Associated Press
This image taken from the Twitter feed of Ariana Grande on Tuesday May 23, 2017, shows the message from Ariana Grande after the fatal explosion at her concert in Manchester, England. A night highly anticipated by Ariana Grande fans ended in blood and terror after police said a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the Manchester Arena. At least 22 concertgoers were killed and about 60 others were wounded in the Monday night bombing. (Twitter@Ariana Grande via AP) © The Associated Press This image taken from the Twitter feed of Ariana Grande on Tuesday May 23, 2017, shows the message from Ariana Grande after the fatal explosion at her concert in Manchester, England. A night highly anticipated by Ariana Grande fans ended in blood and terror after police said a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the Manchester Arena. At least 22 concertgoers were killed and about 60 others were wounded in the Monday night bombing. (Twitter@Ariana Grande via AP)

Reaction to the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England:

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

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"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

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"As a father & a human what has happened truly saddens me. My thoughts are with all of those that have been affected by this tragedy." — former Manchester United star David Beckham on Facebook.

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"Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande's show" — pop star Katy Perry, via Twitter

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

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

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Liam Gallagher of Manchester band Oasis tweeted that he is "in total shock and absolutely devastated."

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

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

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"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

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"When I think of Manchester, of the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there and I'm telling you, a more tight-knit group of people you will be hard-pressed to find. Strong, proud, caring people with community at its core ... We'll all go to bed holding our little ones even tighter this evening." — British comedian James Corden, filmed on the set of The Late Late Show

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

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"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

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Peter Hook of Manchester bands New Order and Joy Division tweeted that his daughter "made it home safe" from the Ariana Grande concert and added: "My heart goes out to all parents & those involved. Manchester stay strong."

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

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"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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