The Ariana Grande world tour has been put on hold indefinitely after the fatal explosion during her Manchester concert on May 22 which authorities believed to be a terrorist attack.
According to TMZ, the 23-year-old singer won’t be performing on Thursday in London for her world tour or in any of the stops scheduled for her tour around Europe because of Monday’s bombing incident. The outlet’s sources revealed that the singer decided to put the entire event on hold indefinitely after the scary incident.
Based on a previous report from the outlet, Ariana was “in hysterics” following the incident that caused the death of over 20 concertgoers which left the diva “in no condition to perform,” another insider told the outlet.
Initially, the singer put her concert at the O2 Arena in London on hold that was initially scheduled Thursday. Now, it was decided that the entire Ariana Grande world tour should be suspended indefinitely.
While it is clear that she is not to blame for what happened on Monday, the 23-year-old still apologized over Twitter.
Based on the most recent update from Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins cited by Hollywood Life at 2 a.m. EST, the death toll for the Manchester Arena concert bombing has risen to 22, with 59 others found to be injured.
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
Initially, authorities who rushed to the scene believed that the incident was caused by a suicide bomber, per a report from CNN.
“The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated, causing this atrocity,” Hopkins told the outlet.
In addition, police believe that the Ariana Grande concert bomber was acting on his own although they still haven’t ruled out the possibility of a terrorist network involved in the fatal explosion, Reuters reported.
“We believe, at this stage, the attack last night was conducted by one man,” Hopkins told reporters.
“The priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network.”
The concert comes prior to the scheduled Ariana Grande world tour where she was supposed to visit several countries in Europe, including England, Belgium, Poland, Germany, and Switzerland.
Several Hollywood personalities and entities have also reacted on the tragedy over social media including Cher, Harry Styles, Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest, and iHeart Radio.
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER…HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND— Cher (@cher) May 22, 2017
I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017
Sending love to everyone involved. H
Our heart is with Manchester right now. ❤️ Praying for all those in attendance at tonight's Ariana Grande concert. pic.twitter.com/lBKV5P5k0I— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) May 23, 2017
Stunned by the news coming in from the UK… my thoughts are with the fans and families at Ariana’s Manchester show. Awful— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) May 22, 2017
Nicki Minaj and Demi Lovato also shared their prayers for Ariana and those affected by the bombing.
My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I'm so sorry to hear this— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 23, 2017
Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives.. praying for everyone and all #arianators. ????????????????????????— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 22, 2017
By the looks of it, there is no chance that the Ariana Grande world tour would continue not only because of the singer’s current state but also because of security concerns noted by TMZ.
Aside from the recorded death toll and wounded, several other Ariana Grande fans who went to the Manchester Arena remain missing as their loved ones take to social media to learn about their whereabouts and current condition.
Meanwhile, authorities are seeking help from civilians who may have captured the Manchester Arena bombing on tape to share their footages with authorities to aid in the probe.
No official tally of missing persons has been released yet although people are using social media and hashtags to expedite the search process.
Meanwhile, there is still no update as to when the Ariana Grande world tour scheduled for May 25 through September 21 will commence. The singer was also initially scheduled to perform on stage in France, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and the Philippines, per the tour’s official website.
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