Ariana Grande was shocked after Manchester concert attack
Ariana Grande said she is “broken” after a suspected terror attack at her Manchester concert left 22 people dead and many injured.
The 23-year-old American singer was performing at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device, killing 22 people and injuring dozens more.
Making her first comment since the attack, Grande said on Twitter she is “broken”.
“From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words,” she wrote.
Representatives for Grande have said she is physically “okay” following the blast, but TMZ has reported the singer will be cancelling the remaining of her World Tour.
“She will not perform Thursday in London and has decided for now to put the entire European tour on hold,” the website said.
It has quoted sources close to the singer, saying Grande is “inconsolable”.
Grande was performing in Manchester during the European leg of a concert tour to support her latest album, Dangerous Woman.
She was scheduled to perform at London’s O2 arena on Thursday and then in Belgium, Poland and Germany in the coming weeks.
Her manager Scooter Braun has also posted a tweet, saying “words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack”.
“We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act,” he wrote.
“We are thankful for the selfless service tonight of Manchester’s first responders who rushed towards danger to help save lives. We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers.”
Grande began her career in the Broadway musical 1″ and on the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious.
She then went on to release her solo debut album and is best known for her singles Problem, and Break Free.