Mark and Ben were both born and raised in Boston, and they took to Twitter on April 15 to send their thoughts to the victims and families. Read on for more celebrity tweets about the Boston bombings.
Ben Affleck, and Mark Wahlberg are just some of the Bostonian celebrities that took to Twitter to express their sadness over the attack that left three dead and 144 people injured.
Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck & More Local Celebs Tweet Prayers For Boston
Mark Wahlberg was at The Cinema Society & Men’s Fitness screening of his new movie Pain & Gain on April 15 but tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers with my hometown Boston today.”
Donnie Wahlberg, Mark’s brother, was also sending out his prayers: “No words to describe the pain in my heart, at this moment, in seeing my city torn apart this way. So sad. Please
#pray4boston & the victims.”
Ben Affleck: “Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston.”
Diddy: “Pray for Boston.”
Mindy Kaling: “My heart aches for my hometown.”
John Kraskinski: “My heart and my prayers are in Boston and with everyone affected by this nightmare of an incident.”
Tom Bergeron: “In contact with family members in Boston near Marathon site. All OK. Thoughts are with everyone touched by this nightmare.”
Dane Cook: My prayers with everyone in Boston right now after this atrocious act of violence!!” he wrote.
Gisele Bundchen: “My thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston #prayforboston,” she wrote.
Chris Evans: “Thoughts and prayers are with everybody in boston. heartbreaking…”
Maria Menounos: “Flying home because I need to be there.”
Bombing Leaves Three Dead & 144 Injured
We told you that two explosions occurred at 2:50 PM near the Mandarin hotel in Boston, 12 seconds and 100 to 150 yards apart from each other. This injured 144 people and killed 3, including an 8-year-old boy named Martin Richard, at the final line of the Boston marathon.
The Boston Police Department told HollywoodLife.com, “There was a major explosion today at 2:50 EST. We do not have an official statement yet, but do know there were numerous injuries. We do not know if there were any fatal injuries at this time. We cannot at this time confirm if this was a terrorist attack. For updates please go to http://www.BPDNews.com.”
The blasts happened near the intersection of Boylston and Exeter streets — store fronts were blown out. Some people were so bloody that they were taken to tents immediately to be treated. Sadly, doctors are performing lots of amputations.
Dr. Fagenholz, a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, told reporters in a press conference that many of the people he’s treated have shrapnel injuries to their lower extremities.
“I can’t say I’ve ever seen this volume of patients come this quickly with this type of injury,” he said. “We have performed several amputations.”
— Chloe Melas
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