Ariana Grande Concert Explosion Occurred Outside of the Venue -- 22 People Have Been Killed, 59 Injured

Ariana Grande Concert Explosion Occurred Outside of the Venue -- 22 People Have Been Killed, 59 Injured

An explosion outside of the Ariana Grande concert has claimed the lives of 22 people and injured 59, according to a statement released by the Greater Manchester police department.

It is also being reported the Manchester blast occurred outside of the concert venue, which was not previously reported.

The Manchester Arena released a statement on Twitter.

“We can confirm there was an incident as people were leaving the Ariana Grande show last night. The incident took place outside of the venue in a public space. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims. Please follow @gmpolice on Twitter for all further updates.”

Ariana is thankfully “okay,” her publicist confirmed to us in a statement, but are thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragedy.

The celebrity outpouring has been swift, as people send their prayers and love to the victims.

UPDATE (May 23, 2:15am ET): The death toll has risen from 19 to 22 and the amount injured from 50 to 59. Officials confirm that some of the fatalities are children. Also, the “lone male attacker, who died in the blast, was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated,” according to BBC News.

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  • j b

    Of course Ariana Grande is okay. She was in the backstage drinking some wine while her fans were killed leaving the arena.

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