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Ariana Grande ‘Broken’ After Manchester Arena Bombing, Officially Suspends Her World Tour Through June 5

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Ariana Grande took to Twitter Monday night, hours after a bomb was detonated immediately after her concert at Manchester, England’s Manchester Arena. Grande had just finished her performance when an explosion sent the audience fleeing toward the exits. The Greater Manchester Police Force is currently reporting 22 deaths and over 59 injuries in what authorities believe is a suicide-bombing attack. “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words,” the singer tweeted. Her manager, Scooter Braun, also issued a statement, saying in part, “We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act. We are thankful for the selfless service tonight of Manchester’s first responders who rushed toward danger to help save lives. We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers.” TMZ reports that Grande has decided to postpone the European leg of her Dangerous Woman world tour, beginning with her London concert scheduled for this Thursday, May 25.

Update, May 24: After mixed reports, Ariana Grande has officially decided to suspend her Dangerous Woman world tour for at least two weeks. Grande’s management confirmed to TMZ that her shows this week at London’s O2 Arena have been canceled, as have all her shows through June 5 in Switzerland. The next stop on her tour would be June 7 in Paris, though it’s unclear if more dates will be canceled; Grande has reportedly left Europe and returned home to Florida. “Due to the tragic events in Manchester the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost,” her management said in statement. “We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence. Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together. Thank you.”

Ariana Grande Officially Suspends World Tour