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Ariana Grande 'Postpones' European Tour Following Manchester Attack

23/05/2017 5:58 PM AEST | Updated 23/05/2017 6:28 PM AEST

Ariana Grande has reportedly chosen to suspend her current tour, after a number of people were killed in an explosion at her concert in Manchester on Monday (22 May).

Police have confirmed that the incident, which is being treated as a terrorist attack, left 22 dead and more than 50 injured.

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In the aftermath, a “broken” Ariana spoke out about the attack, tweeting: “From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”

According to TMZ, she will now “indefinitely” postpone the European leg of her world tour, which included two live shows in London scheduled for later this week.

Ariana had also been slated to perform in Poland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Spain and Italy in the next month.

In response to the reports, London’s O2 arena has posted on its official Twitter page: “Ariana is due to perform at The O2 on Thursday and Friday and we will advise as soon as we can as to the status of those shows.”

HuffPost UK has reached out to a press representative for Ariana for clarification.

The ‘Focus’ singer’s manager, Scooter Braun, has posted a statement on social media, writing: “We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act.

“We are thankful for the selfless service… of Manchester’s first responders who rushed towards danger to help save lives.

“We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers.”

A number of stars have also led tributes to the victims, including Katy Perry, Harry Styles and Nicki Minaj.

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