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Katy Perry stops London concert to pay tribute to Manchester blast victims

India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 26 May 2017, 13:28:08 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Recently Ariana Grande suspended her world tour until June 5 in the wake of the deadly attack at her concert in Manchester. Now, Katy Perry stopped her London concert to pay tribute to victims of the Manchester terror attack.

Perry gathered the attention of her audience by telling the 200-person capacity Water Rats venue how hard this week has been, here, on Thursday, reports billboard.com.

"It was hard for you guys, I know that, it was hard for me, because we all love music. We're all listening to the same music. You think about it and you think, 'That's my friend, that's my sister, that's my brother, that's my cousin, that's the person that loves music'. It's awful," she said. 

"Whatever you can do to help, you should. If you can't do anything, that's fine. But what you should do is not let them win. They can never take that part away from us ever," Perry added.

Perry then proceeded to lead a moment of silence to mourn the lives lost in the Manchester attack, which killed 22 individuals and injured 59.

Train service was suspended at Manchester's Victoria Station, which is next door to the stadium, and all transport lines were reportedly cut by the authorities after the incident.

Although the explosions sparked screaming and panic among the concert crowd, a spokesman for the singer said she was not hurt.

Manchester Arena, formerly known as the MEN Arena, is the biggest indoor venue in the city with a capacity of around 18,000 for concerts.

(With IANS Inputs)