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    Liam Gallagher Leads Manchester Celebs Paying Tribute Following Concert Attack

    Musicians, actors, and sports stars who hail from Manchester have been sharing their condolences after 22 people died and dozens more were injured at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

    Celebrities who hail from Manchester, or have links to the area, have taken to social media to express their shock and sadness after 22 people died and dozens more were injured at an Ariana Grande concert in the city on Monday.

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    Ariana Grande shared her heartbreak.

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

    Numerous stars from around the world also sent their love to those involved.

    And those hailing from Manchester have been flooding social networks. Oasis star Liam Gallagher was among the first to post a tribute.

    In total shock and absolutely devastated about what's gone down in MANCHESTER sending Love and Light to all the family's involved LG x

    Along with a number of local musicians.

    Heartbreaking news from my hometown. Manchester be strong. Brainwashed social misfits will not change the way we are, the way we live. MH

    Charlatans lead singer Tim Burgess said: "An attack on beautiful people who love music. Heartbreaking."

    Thoughts are with everyone affected by the awful events at Manchester Arena. An attack on beautiful people who love music. Heartbreaking

    Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook had a daughter at the concert and was relieved she made it home safe.

    My daughter made it home safe from Ariana Grande last night. My heart goes out to all parents & those involved. Manchester stay strong. X

    The Wanted's Max George also shared messages on Twitter.

    Cannot get my head around what happened last night in my home town of Manchester. How can the world turn so cruel? This HAS to stop.

    The 1975's frontman Matt Healy interrupted a concert to rant about the attack with an impassioned speech.

    He told the crowd at their Detroit gig: "I'm bored of nationalism and I'm bored of racism. It's over. Nationalism, religion, all these regressive things, they're over. We can't carry on in the way that we're carrying on.

    "We're from Manchester and where we used to hang out β€” the actual place that we used to hang out β€” someone put a bomb in there tonight.

    "And then killed a bunch of kids that were going to a fucking show in Manchester. I don't need to be educated on fucking anything to say β€” that's bollocks."

    And a number of Manchester-born actors and presenters made their own tributes.

    Today is not a day to be drawn into Twitter arguments with scumbags. The message is; strength, support, hope, unity...love. And Manchester.

    Horrendous news to wake upto... My heart goes out to everyone who has been effected by this terrible tragedy... I'm in shock. #Manchester

    Just woke up and saw the news about Manchester and just can't believe it. Sending all my love to everyone there ❀️

    Brooke Vincent went down to the scene and described the horror of what she saw.

    Coronation Street stars also flooded Twitter with messages.

    This is just so heart breaking to hear.πŸ’” WHY WHY WHY?? My Thoughts,love And Prayers are with Manchester and families. πŸ™πŸ» #MENArena

    My beautiful home town, full of beautiful, innocent people. This morning my heart is broken... #RIP and love to victims and families.

    I cannot believe what is happening. Praying for the people who lost their lives tonight in Manchester. Thoughts are with their families x

    HORROR IN OUR WONDERFUL CITY!!! Such sadness. Just, no words! God bless. X

    No one should go to something as joyful as a pop concert and not come home. It's heartbreaking.

    Going to bed with a very sad and heavy heart. Hug your loved ones extra tight. And remember, the majority of people are good, kind folk x

    The local football teams also expressed upset over the explosion, which police are treating as a possible terrorist incident.

    We are deeply shocked by last night’s terrible events at the Manchester Arena. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.

    It's with great sadness we hear of the terrible events at the Arena. Our hearts go out to all affected and to our city's emergency services.

    Former Manchester United player David Beckham put this heartfelt message across his social media channels.

    Facebook: Beckham

    His wife Victoria Beckham added this.

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for all those effected by the tragedy in Manchester last night πŸ™πŸ» x VB… https://t.co/OLkb5elWtN

    And other footballers have sent their own condolences.

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    Just heard the news what's happening in Manchester.. hope everyone safe & sound! πŸ™πŸ½

    And Manchester United player Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen described it as "devastating news".

    Devastating news in Manchester ..... thinking and praying for everyone involved & their families. So sad what is happening in our World. πŸ™πŸΌ

    Comedian Jason Manford, who is from Salford, couldn't believe the news and shared numerous posts on Facebook.

    Facebook: JasonManford

    He also changed his profile picture to a photo stating "I ❀️ Manchester" and his cover photo to one of his beloved city.

    And he broke down in tears during a Facebook Live when he discussed the attack with fans shortly after the news broke.

    Manford revealed that his five children are Ariana Grande fans and he could have taken them to the concert if he'd known about it. During the 40-minute video he said: "They want your life to change. For 20 people tonight there's an empty bed in each of their houses... god... Unfortunately hatred is winning – it won't win though, but at the moment it is."

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