At an Arianna Grande concert in Manchester, England, last night (May 22, 2017), it’s been reported that a bomb detonated immediately following the event, killing 22 people and injuring 59. Authorities believe the attacker died after detonating an improvised explosive device.
Grande Tweeted following the event, as did rapper Bia, who was the opening act. Neither were injured during the attack.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
My heart is broken 😓🙏🏾
— B I A ⚡️ (@PericoPrincess) May 23, 2017
According to TMZ, Grande has suspended her tour. “She will not perform Thursday in London and has decided for now to put the entire European tour on hold. She was scheduled to perform in England, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland,” said an unnamed source.
Multiple celebrities and government officials, including the Queen of England, have weighed in, expressing their condolences. Many are using Grande’s trademark ears against a pink backdrop as a symbol of solidarity.
A video below details a time line of events.