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'Gut-wrenching' - Music Stars React to Manchester Attack

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Music stars from around the world have reacted to the suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people.

The entertainment world has come together on social media to offer their sympathies to those caught up in the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

"I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight. Sending love to everyone involved," said former One Direction star Harry Styles.

"Absolutely Horrendous what happened in Manchester tonight. My thoughts are with the great people of Manchester and also Ari and her team," said his former band mate Niall Horan.

Late Late Show presenter James Corden paid a tribute live on his show, which was broadcast moments after the attack.

"It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news, that attacks like this can happen," he said.

"Especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight."

Corden told the LA crowd that, although "many of you would have never heard of Manchester", it is "known all over the world for so many great things".

"But when I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there. And I tell you, a more tight knit group of people you will be pressed to find.

Take That's Gary Barlow, who played at the Manchester Arena last week and was due back in two days tweeted: "Sad, sad news from Manchester. Praying for all the victims and families involved".

Hollywood star Idris Elba wrote: "That is f****** horrible what happened in Manchester. My heart goes out to the families of those who lost their lives".

Other stars from across the Atlantic sent their prayers.

One of Grande's best friends, singer Nicki Minaj, has wrote her "heart hurts for my sister", while singer Miley Cyrus said she wishes she "could give my friend a great big hug right now".

"So sorry you had to be apart of such a tragic event," she added.

Katy Perry said she would be "praying for everyone", while Cher sent out hers for "the people of Manchester".

Superstar Taylor Swift, who is good friends with Grande, wrote: "My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I'm sending all my love."

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