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Ariana Grande 'broken' following Manchester concert attack: 'I don't have words'

by Scott Stump / / Source: TODAY

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A devastated Ariana Grande issued a heartbroken response after 22 people were killed in a suicide attack after her concert in Manchester, England, on Monday night.

The 23-year-old pop star wrote a short tweet early Tuesday to her more than 45 million followers in the wake of the attack at Manchester Arena, which also injured at least 59 people, according to officials.

"broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry,'' she wrote. "i don't have words."

Fans responded with messages of support for the victims and love toward Grande.

Support also poured in from many others in the pop world.

Children were among those who lost their lives when a lone male suicide bomber detonated a device around 10:33 p.m. local time on Monday near one of the exits to the 21,000-seat venue, according to officials.

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"So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers," President Trump said during his trip in Israel. "I won't call them monsters because they would like that term, they would think that is a great name."

One mother who attended the concert with her daughter told NBC News that the scene outside the arena was "full of people who were completely traumatized — kids and adults alike all crying, screaming, some still running away ... adults in cars who were due to be picking up kids screaming trying to find them."

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