Ariana Grande 'Suspends' World Tour In Wake of Terrorist Attack

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23 May 2017
BY: Josh Newis-Smith

Police have confirmed that 22 people have died and a further 59 people have been injured in a bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena last night. The attack took place in the foyer as the lights went up at the end of the concert. The show was part of Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” tour, which was set to include another performance in London on Thursday.

Manchester Police have confirmed that children are among the dead and the attacker has died at the scene. Police are treating the attack as terrorist in nature.

Ariana Grande has now suspended her ‘Dangerous Woman’ world tour, ahead of performing at the 02 Arena in London this Thursday. It is unkown when she will restart her tour at this stage.

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed no campaigning will take place for the general election for the time being. Whilst paying tribute to the victims, Mrs May stated that she is, “working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.” Home Secretary Amber Rudd shared similar sentiments, “My thoughts are with all those affected by this barbaric act. The full details of exactly what happened are still emerging, but I am proud of the police and first responders who reacted to this tragic incident so swiftly.” Flags are flying at half mast at Downing Street in the wake of the attack.

Grande’s publicist Joseph Carozza confirmed that the singer wasn’t hurt. “Ariana is O.K.,” he said in a statement. The singer herself said she was, “broken” in a Tweet posted in the wake of the attack.

Other celebrities have been taking to social media to send their thoughts to the victims and Ariana herself, with Taylor Swift leading the reactions:

Ariana’s close friend Nicki Minaj said: “my heart hurts for my sister, Ariana.”

Miley Cyrus posted an image of herself with Ariana in the wake of the attack:

wishing I could give my friend @arianagrande a great big hug right now… love love love you …. so sorry you had to be apart of such a tragic event! my most sincere condolences to anyone and everyone affected by this horrific attack! all I can do is send as much HOPE & PEACE your way! This MUST end! No more war …. no more innocent lives taken …. L-O-V-E 💙❤️💜💚💛 @happyhippiefdn

A post shared by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on May 22, 2017 at 8:53pm PDT

Missy Elliott sent heartfelt condolences.

Bruno Mars took to Twitter as well.

Lea Michele was thinking of the victims’ families.

“My prayers go out to to ppl of Manchester,” read Cher’s Tweet in part.

BIA, Grande’s opening act, let fans know they were fine.

Katy Perry sent out her prayers for everyone at the show.

Demi Lovato was in tears thinking about the innocent concert-goers who lost their lives.

Pink also sent out prayers to the people of Manchester and to Grande’s entire team.

Lena Dunham was similarly heartbroken at the show of hatred.

Kylie Minogue was “absolutely heartbroken” by the devastating news.

Harry Styles took to Twitter to send his thoughts.

Lorde shared that a scenario like this is every musician’s “worst nightmare.”

Kendall Jenner sent love.

Khloe Kardashian sent her thoughts to the fans and “sweet Ariana.”

Haim were “speechless.”

John Mayer was also quick to voice his support.

Chelsea Handler reacted to the “terrible sad news.”

Millie Bobby Brown described the night as “so so tragic.”

As more details pour in we will keep this story updated. Our thoughts at InStyle are with the victims and their families as this event continues to unfold.


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