A visibly shaken James Corden directly addressed his Late Late Show audience on Monday in the wake of the suicide bombing in Manchester. The attack, which occurred outside an Ariana Grande concert, left 22 dead and dozens injured.
"While taping our show earlier tonight we heard the horrific news coming out of Manchester, in England, that there has been an incident at Ariana Grande's concert," the UK native said (watch video above). "Many of you won't have ever been to Manchester. But you will have heard of it. It's famous all over the world for so many wonderful things.
"When I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there," he continued. "A more tight-knit people you will be hard pressed to find; strong proud, caring people with community at their core. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Manchester tonight."
ISIS has claimed responsibility for Monday's brutal attack.
See how more stars reacted to the Manchester bombing:
Stars react to Manchester bombing
Stars react to Manchester bombing
wishing I could give my friend @arianagrande a great big hug right now... love love love you .... so sorry you had to be apart of such a tragic event! my most sincere condolences to anyone and everyone affected by this horrific attack! all I can do is send as much HOPE & PEACE your way! This MUST end! No more war .... no more innocent lives taken .... L-O-V-E 💙❤️💜💚💛 @happyhippiefdn
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
Praying for the beautiful souls we lost, their families and loved ones, for the survivors who will forever be impacted by this #Manchester
#Manchester has always been so close to my heart! These are innocent vulnerable kids, this could've been any of us! I'm devastated!
I can't imagine the fear and agony these parents must be going through searching for their kids 💔
Up early & ready about what happened in Manchester. This is truly so senseless & heart breaking. My heart goes out to everyone involved
So heartbroken to hear of the nightmare that came true last night in Manchester. Sending love light and prayers to everyone affected.
Can't stop thinking about the joy of going to your 1st concert. Bravery & hope. All violence is tragic. This is impossible to shake.
God bless everyone who was at Ariana's concert! My prayers are with you all and poor sweet Ariana! This is heartbreaking 💔
My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I'm sending all my love.
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER…HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND
I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight. Sending love to everyone involved. H
Absolutely Horrendous what happened in Manchester tonight. My thoughts are with the great people of Manchester and also Ari and her team xx
To see what has happened in Manchester makes me really sad. My thoughts are with those that are experiencing such tragedy at this time x
Sending prayers to the people of Manchester. I'm heartbroken for the lives lost and all the families suffering right now
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for all those effected by the tragedy in Manchester last night 🙏🏻 x VB… https://t.co/OLkb5elWtN
Heartbreaking news from Manchester. As a father & a human what has happened truly saddens me. My thoughts are with all of those that have been affected by this tragedy...
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester, any one affected, @ArianaGrande and the entire crew. Heartbreaking
Just woken up and seen the news. My heart and soul is broken for every single victim, and their families and friends. So painfully sad x
Wow wow wow I'm in disbelief. all of my prayers to Manchester.
The Rolling Stones are deeply shocked to hear of the appalling events in Manchester & send condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone effected by this horrible attack in Manchester. My heart is broken this morning.
My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I'm so sorry to hear this
No words can describe how I feel about what happened in Manchester. I don't wanna believe that the world we live in could be so cruel.
Just saw the news about Manchester... Our hearts are breaking 💔 Prayers for all who attended, their families, Ari and her whole crew.
Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande's show
My prayers are with you Manchester
Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives.. praying for everyone and all #arianators. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
💔Absolutely sickened & angered by this senseless, evil attack. Thoughts are with everybody effected. Such a disturbing time we live in 😔
I am truly so sorry about what has happened in Manchester tonight. Unthinkable events. All my love to the families affected.
My heart breaks for everyone who endured the terrifying attack at Ariana Grande's show in Manchester. I'm praying for everyone there...
Please God may those injured in Manchester recover and my heart is breaking for the families of those killed.
Sending love to those affected in Manchester.
Hoping we can all push to create a world where this isn't a reality, prayers to #Manchester
oh god.......my heart is breaking hearing about this tragedy that happened at Manchester arena tonight...
We're on tour a half mile away from explosion but SAFE! Insane world. Grab all the peace and love you can. Praying now. #Manchester