Late-night talk show host James Corden was one of many to grieve with and honor the victims and families of those who were impacted by the horrific Manchester Arena bombing following an Ariana Grande concert.
After learning of the news, Corden went into his empty studio to deliver a heartfelt message.
Corden’s message aired prior to Monday night’s airing of his show, The Late Late Show, before a moment of silence for the victims. So far, the death toll has risen to 22 while more than 50 others were injured in the attack.
“When I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there. And I’m telling you a more tight knit group of people you will be hard pressed to find,” Corden said. “Strong, proud, caring people with community at its core.
“And if it was even possible, the spirit of these people of Manchester will grow even strong this evening. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Manchester tonight. All of the staff at the MEN Arena, all of the security teams, all of the emergency services, Ariana and her team and all of the families affected by tonight.
“We’ll all go to bed holding our little ones tighter this evening.”
We would also like to send our deepest condolences to anyone affected by this heinous act.