Watch James Corden's Moving Speech About the Manchester Attack

'The Late Late Show' host fought back tears while discussing an explosion that killed 22 people following Ariana Grande's Manchester concert.

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Last night (Monday, May 22), an explosion occurred at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, England. Over 50 people were injured, and 22 others were killed. As the world sits in shock, many celebrities have publicly expressed their dismay and sent support to Ariana and the city of Manchester (opens in new tab)—including James Corden, who devoted a segment of The Late Late Show to the attack.

"It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news that attacks like this can happen, but especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight," Corden said as he fought back tears.

"[Manchester is] a place full of comedy and curries and character," he continued. "But 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 community you will be hard-pressed to find—strong, proud, caring people with community at its core. And if it was even possible, the spirit of the people of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening...We'll all go to bed holding our little ones even tighter this evening."

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.