A suicide bomber, named as 22-year old Salam Abedi, killed 22 people and left 59 injured in an attack on Manchester Arena on Monday night. The attack happened as fans left the arena after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. There was an outpouring of shock and sorrow from musicians on Twitter. Among them was Harry Styles, a native Mancunian, who said: “I’m heartbroken over what happened tonight in Manchester.”
The former 1D member, who grew up in Holmes Chapel, near Manchester, addressed the bombing last night at a small show in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He opened his set with a short speech about the attack, which he said had “left [him] with a hole in [his] heart.” He apologised to the crowd, saying that he had hoped tonight to celebrate with them but felt that after the events of the previous evening “tonight doesn’t feel like a night to celebrate.”
“Last night there was a tragedy in my hometown of Manchester. And I am left with a hole in my heart. I went to my first show in the arena, and I’ve had some of my best experiences in my life in Manchester,” Styles said. He then went on to urge his audience to be conscious of what they put out in to the world saying: “I ask you to please choose love every single day.
He concluded by apologising for not being able to do a full show that evening and instead said that the night’s performance would be a short acoustic set. He did however promise to come back to Mexico with a full show sometime in the future. A moment of silence was then held for the victims and their friends and family.
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