Ariana Grande says she is 'broken' after explosion in Manchester Arena that left 22 dead and 59 injured

The singer escaped physically unhurt from the incident

Andrew Buncombe
Tuesday 23 May 2017 04:24 BST
Manchester explosion: Witnesses describe horror as 19 dead in arena blast

Ariana Grande has responded to the incident in Manchester that left at least 19 dead and almost 60 injured.

Writing on social media a few hours after police responded to what they said was a reported explosion in the aftermath of her concert at the Manchester Arena, the 23-year-old singer said she was “broken”.

“From the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry,” she said. “I don't have words.”

Grande escaped unhurt from the incident, which happened shortly after the American singer completed her set and lights in the venue had been switched on. Video taken at the scene showed scenes of chaos and horror. Many of those inside the venue were youngsters or teenagers, and a lot of them were with their parents.

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Earlier, Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun, said “our hearts are broken” following the suspected terrorist attack.

“We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act,” he added.

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