In the wake of the horrific terrorist attack in the U.K. on May 22—where a bomber killed 22 and injured more than 50 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester—fellow musicians and actors have shown an outpouring of support for the victims, their families, and Grande, who had just finished her performance and was not harmed in the attack.
One of those sending messages of love was Kristin Chenoweth, who recently starred alongside Grande in NBC’s Hairspray Live! “My heart is heavy, for the people who were hurt and killed....For all the time that it took for the people who did this—so much hate that they had in their heart—there is so much love out there in this world than that act,” Chenoweth said in a video message posted on her official Facebook page. “Love will always win.” Watch the full message below.
James Corden took a moment from filming The Late Late Show to tape a message of love and support for the victims and their families, and the town of Manchester. Watch the message below:
Not long after the attack, Grande tweeted that she was “broken.”
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
British actor and Color Purple star Cynthia Erivo was among the thousands sending love to Grande via Twitter. See Erivo’s tweet below:
To @ArianaGrande I hope you are ok and your heart is steadying, today could not have been easy. I hope you are safe with people who love you— Cynthia Erivo (@CynthiaEriVo) May 23, 2017
See more messages from the theatre community below:
Woke up to the news, trying to catch up.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 23, 2017
Heartbroken for Manchester and everyone affected.
Perfectly said. These events are sickening reminders of the world we live in. We can't let love lose in these times if tragedy. https://t.co/HWjbnErbYn— josh groban (@joshgroban) May 23, 2017