LONDON - US pop star Ariana Grande said she felt at a loss for words after a suspected terror attack at her concert in the British city of Manchester.
"Broken," she wrote in her first reaction on Twitter.
"From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words," she wrote.
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
Other stars from around the world paid tribute to those who died.
Broken hearted for the families tonight. Broken hearted for Ari. Broken hearted for the state of this world.— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 23, 2017
Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives.. praying for everyone and all #arianators. ------------— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 22, 2017
Sending love to those affected in Manchester.— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) May 22, 2017
My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I'm sending all my love.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 23, 2017
This story is so sad and so scary. Sending all my love to Manchester.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 23, 2017
Sending prayers to the people of Manchester. So incredibly heartbroken for all the families who lost loved ones.— Lea Michele (@LeaMichele) May 23, 2017
Police said at least 19 people were killed and around 50 wounded in the attack at the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena.
It was the deadliest attack in Britain since 2005.
Grande, a 23-year-old former child star, is not known for her political views and draws an audience of teenagers and pre-teenagers.