Performers pay tribute to victims of Manchester Arena blast

Performers from across the globe have paid tribute to those who died in a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena.

Greater Manchester Police said 19 people have died and about another 50 people were injured after an explosion on Monday night.

Musicians, actors and other entertainers used social media to offer their sympathies to those affected.

Harry Styles said: "I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight. Sending love to everyone involved."

Katy Perry tweeted: "Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande's show."

Comedian Matt Lucas said his thoughts were with everyone affected by the "terrible attack".

Cher wrote: "My prayers go out to ppl of Manchester ... had special times there from youth and beyond."

KT Tunstall said she had just finished performing in London when she heard the "gut-wrenching" news, and added: "So very sorry for the families who have lost loved ones."

Nicki Minaj wrote: "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."

Vernon Kay said: "Our thoughts are with all those families affected in Manchester ... Couldn't possibly imagine what's going on in the city I love."

Actor and former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson offered his prayers to those affected.

Demi Lovato wrote: "Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives. Praying for everyone and all."

The band Nickelback said: "Manchester you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Sending all love and light to those affected. Stay strong."

Singer Halsey tweeted: "Hearing mixed things but hoping deeply the blast was an accident and not intentional. Music is a safe place."

John Legend, who collaborated with Grande on the Beauty And The Beast soundtrack, described the suspected attack as "heartbreaking" when he tweeted his support to fans.

Taylor Swift said: "My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I'm sending all my love."

Pink wrote: "My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester, any one affected, @ArianaGrande and the entire crew. Heartbreaking."

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