This is just terrible. The Boston Marathon was interrupted on Apr. 15 when two powerful explosions went off near the race’s finish line. Almost immediately, celebrities took to Twitter to voice their shock, concern, and prayers for all of the people in danger.
Two explosions devastatingly cut the Boston Marathon short on Apr. 15 when two explosions went off in Copley Square, the site of the race’s finish line. Reportedly, at least two people have died, and 22 people are wounded, according to Boston Police. Right away, celebrities took to Twitter to voice their prayers and ghastly shock.
Boston Marathon Explosions: Celebrities Tweet
White House correspondent tweeted a quote from Vice President Joe Biden: “Our prayers are with those people in Boston who have suffered injuries. I don’t know how many there are.”
Additionally, the White House wrote this quote from President Barack Obama: “”The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight.” —President Obama #prayforboston”
First Lady, Michelle Obama wrote: “”Michelle & I send our deepest thoughts & prayers to the families of the victims” -President Obama #prayforboston”
The president also tweeted: “All Americans stand with the people of Boston,” followed by: “Michelle and I send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss.”
Lindsey Lohan was one of the first celebs to tweet, sending out the message, “Sending prayers to everyone who was/is at the
Maria Menuonos, who is from Boston, tweeted, “Praying for everyone home in boston. Devatated at the news
Kim Kardashian tweeted to her followers, “My heart is breaking for everyone effected or injured in the explosion at the Boston Marathon. God bless you all! My prayers are with you!”
Carson Daly tweeted, “Praying for those hurt at
#bostonmarathon – so terrible. 2 explosions at Finnish line. News is all over it. So sad” and Joel McHale retweeted a message saying, “Prayers for all the victims of the explosion at the finish line. #bostonmarathon.”
Dane Cook, another Boston native, said, “My prayers with everyone in Boston right now after this atrocious act of violence!!”
Cyclist Lance Armstrong voiced his concern: “Just off the bike and getting the news from the Boston marathon. Thoughts & prayers go out to Dave M, his staff, all runners, and volunteers.”
Lil Wayne sent out his prayers saying, “Prayers for Boston” and Two Broke Girls star Kat Dennings sent out, “This is crazy. Glued to the TV, so scary. Thoughts and prayers with Boston right now.”
NKOTB Tweets About Boston Marathon Explosions
The New Kids On The Block family particularly got a scare — band member Joey McIntyre was running the Boston Marathon and had finished running just five minutes before the explosions went off, according to his tweet: “There was an explosion by the finish line about 5 minutes after I finished- I’m ok but I’m sure there are many hurt.”
Donnie Wahlberg responded, tweeting, “Just heard that @joeymcintyre is ok! Thanks to everyone for tweeting! Scared for everyone else in Boston.
#PrayerForBoston please” and Jonathan Knight tweeted, “I cant believe what I’m seeing on the news. I hope this turns out to be an accident and not an act of hate or terror. #BostonMarathon.”
This is an unbelievably scary situation, whether it was an accident or an act of terrorism. We’ll be updating you by the minute as we learn more.
— Andrew Gruttadaro