Ariana Grande Feels ‘Broken’ After Suicide Bomber At U.K. Concert Leaves 22 People Dead

An Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, turned horrific for the fans in attendance when the Manchester Arena was rocked by two loud bangs, confirmed to be explosions.

Ariana Grande was reportedly whisked offstage immediately after the explosions occurred.

“Ariana is okay. We are further investigating what happened,” a rep for the 23-year-old singer said in a statement.

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Manchester Police released a statement Tuesday, confirming 22 are dead, 59 injured. Law enforcement is treating the incident as an act of terrorism and, the report reads, believed to be the work of one man.

Initial reports from the scene indicated that some of the injuries could have resulted from the terrified crowd stampeding out of the arena.

British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the incident by decrying the “appalling suicide attack,” adding in a statement: “My thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected.”

Ariana Grande took to Twitter to address the attack that took place while she performed, admitting she felt “broken.”

“Suddenly everybody started screaming and running for the exit … We could hear the police and ambulance sirens. It was terrifying,” one concertgoer told MailOnline of the terrifying experience. “There were thousands of people trying to get out at once. They were all screaming and crying. The whole place smelt smoky and burnt.”

Photos taken outside the arena paint a horrific picture of what took place inside as thousands of concertgoers, many injured, rushed to the exits.

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Keystone Press via ZUMA Press
Keystone Press via ZUMA Press
Keystone Press via ZUMA Press
Keystone Press via ZUMA Press
Keystone Press via ZUMA Press

Live Nation, the promoter of the concert, issued the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy and our hearts and thoughts are with those impacted by this devastating incident.”

Following the reports, a number of celebs sent their prayers and best wishes to everyone involved, ranging from Katy Perry to Cher to Taylor Swift and many more.

Following their tweets, Shawn Mendes tweeted the following statement, admitting he has “never felt so gutted in my entire life.”

 

In addition, Ricky Gervais offered the following tweet: “Imprisoned by their barbaric, primitive beliefs, they hate their lives & envy our freedom & joy. F**k them. Carry on. Have fun. They lose.”

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