UPDATE: Ariana Grande released a statement on Twitter late last night, saying she is “broken” at the news. At least 22 people confirmed dead and 50 people confirmed injured at the concert according to AP. There is no word yet on is Ariana is planning on continuing her tour. Read her statement below:
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
In addition to Ariana’s Tweet, her manager Scooter Braun also tweeted on behalf of Ariana’s team, saying “our hearts are broken. Words cannot express our sorrow.” You can read the full statement below:
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 23, 2017
Twitter users reported explosions and loud bangs at Ariana Grande’s concert on Monday night in Manchester. According to police, there were multiple injuries and possible fatalities at the show after an explosion that occurred outside of the arena. Read the statement below.
Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/gaKASukx9a
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017
The explosion supposedly happened around 10:45 pm, right after the last song of the night. People reported screaming and soon began evacuating the Manchester Arena. According videos shot by concertgoers, there were people fleeing the arena right after the lights went on. The number of injuries and the cause of the explosion has not yet been confirmed.
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY?pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE
— ♡♡ (@hannawwh) May 22, 2017
Ariana’s rep confirmed that she is okay, and that they are waiting to hear more information. She is currently promoting her album Dangerous Woman, and has two upcoming London concerts scheduled for later this week. Our thoughts are with anyone affected by this.
We will update with more as we hear.