Celebrities react to Manchester attack at Ariana Grande concert

At least 19 people were killed and around 59 injured taken to hospital after explosions at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday night, police said. "What I said in a private moment. was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words". "We're just lucky to have gotten away safely", she said.

"I looked around and people were just spilling down, heading out of the building". "One of the most hardest working girls I know, so it's just so wonderful to see it".

Rivero said he had been watching the concert near the front of the stage in the back left of the Manchester Arena when he heard what sounded like an explosion come from outside. They gave no further details on their investigation.

Police blocked off roads around Manchester Arena, as helicopters circled the area, according to reporters from BuzzFeed and The Guardian who were at the scene. She said her phone had not stopped ringing since her tweet. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims", police said early Tuesday on Twitter.

Taxis and local people offered free rides to those affected. "Sending love to everyone involved", said former One Direction star Harry Styles.

Others posted banners saying "the beginning is in Brussels and Paris, and in London we form a state", in reference to previous similar "lone wolf" attacks in Belgium and France for which the group has claimed responsibility.

Oliver Jones, 17, who attended with his 19-year-old sister, said: "The bang echoed around the foyer of the arena and people started to run". They later tweeted that a "casualty bureau" was being set up at the arena site.

"We heard the last song go and then suddenly there was a massive flash and then a bang and smoke", he said. The government is expected to call an emergency Cabinet meeting. She said her thoughts were with the victims and families of those affected in "what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack". It was unclear what had caused the explosion, but social media posts showed throngs of people fleeing from the venue amid a sea of pink balloons. Grande was in the midst of her third concert tour at the time, supporting her newest studio album, "Dangerous Woman". In November 2015, gunmen killed 90 people at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris during a performance from American rock band Eagles of Death Metal.

  • Leroy Wright