At least 22 people were killed and 59 injured at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night (May 22) as a man detonated an explosive device. The attack, which ISIS is claiming responsibility for, was carried out by a suicide bomber who died on the scene.
A number of country stars, including Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley and more, shared their thoughts and prayers on social media for the victims and their families.
Just hearing about the explosions at the Arianna concert.. Praying for everybody!! Sick..
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 22, 2017
My heart and prayers go out to everyone in Manchester. I love that city. God bless you all!!
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) May 23, 2017
Can’t find the right words, just sadness. Prayers are with Manchester.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) May 23, 2017
Hard 2 find words.My thoughts and prayers are w/Manchester, the fans, victims, and families. I dont want 2 believe this can actually happen
— Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) May 23, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Manchester tonight.
— A Thousand Horses (@athousandhorses) May 23, 2017
Thinking about all the victims at the Manchester concert attack. On a flight and heard about it just now. Praying for the families
— Charles Kelley (@charleskelleyla) May 23, 2017
Praying for everyone in Manchester tonight.. Absolutely heart breaking…
— Maddie & Tae (@MaddieandTae) May 23, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the ppl of Manchester this morning!
— Michael Ray (@Michaelraymusic) May 23, 2017
Praying for Manchester and for the world we live in right now. I can’t imagine the families that lost a loved one tonight. 😥
— RAELYNN (@RaeLynn) May 23, 2017
My heart goes out to Manchester, @ArianaGrande, and the many lives devastated by such evil. 💖 I can’t believe it
— KACEY MUSGRAVES (@KaceyMusgraves) May 23, 2017
My heart is with Manchester, UK tonight.
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) May 23, 2017
Our hearts are aching Lord, be near. Hold Manchester in the palm of Your hand and comfort all who are afraid and mourning. 💔
— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) May 23, 2017
Terrifying to hear about everything in the U.K. at the Ariana concert… prayers to everyone there…
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) May 22, 2017
Sending prayers and light. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ecOpzWWg6q
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) May 23, 2017