An explosion shook a Chelsea neighbourhood in New York City last night (September 17th), injuring 29 people.
“Tonight New York City experienced a very serious incident,” NYC City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference.
“Whatever the cause, whatever the intention here, New Yorkers will not be intimidated. We are not going to let anyone change who we are or how we go about our lives.”
Celebrities have taken to social media to offer condolences to those hurt in the blast:
In NY safe &sound saying big prayers for my friends in Chelsea. Everyone be safe. We New Yorkers always stick together. #ChelseaExplosion
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 18, 2016
— Jerry O'Connell (@MrJerryOC) September 18, 2016
Sending my love to NYC. Always and forever my city, the city I love and cherish. #ChelseaExplosion
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) September 18, 2016
Just heard what happened (just got offstage in Canada) all my NYCers ok? #Chelsea
— Questlove De La Rose (@questlove) September 18, 2016
Please stay safe everyone. https://t.co/ESSocBsbWu
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 18, 2016
Explosions on the jersey shore & the city today…this ones close to home.Praying for the injured & the world.Hugging my babies extra tight!
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) September 18, 2016
I am not near Chelsea, but please be safe if you are.
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) September 18, 2016
Be safe New York. I love you. Praying for all those affected by tonight's unspeakable events. Take care of each other.
— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) September 18, 2016
I am pretty near the site of the NYC explosion. NYC is calm. I only found out it happened because of Twitter.
— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) September 18, 2016
We here at CelebMix send our love to those affected by last nights events.