Celebrities Send Prayers and React to Boston Marathon Explosions (VIDEO)
Two explosions rocked Boston on Monday afternoon, close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The suspected bombs went off, one followed by another, while 26,000 runners were participating in the race and 500,000 spectators watched the sporting event nearby.
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The explosions came after the winners crossed the finish line, though there were still many runners in the race.
This year’s marathon was the 117th annual race and was held in memory of the children and teachers killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.
After the explosions, celebrities quickly took to Twitter to send prayers to the dead and injured, trade information, and even comment on the media coverage.
New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre competed in the race, tweeting that he escaped the area safely.
“There was an explosion by the finish line about 5 minutes after I finished,” he wrote. “I’m ok but I’m sure there are many hurt.”
Survivor winner Ethan Zohn was also participating in the marathon, writing on Twitter, “I’m OK. Most importantly, praying for those injured and affected by this. Still don’t have a lot of info. Thanks for your love and concern.”
And Olympic Summer Sanders was in her nearby hotel after completing the race, taking to Twitter to ask, “Can anyone tell us what happen near the marathon? Felt two BIG booms that shook our hotel and saw smoke on Boylston.”
She soon learned of the tragedy, and was initially stuck in her hotel on lock down, before being evacuated and making her way to Logan Airport.
“Flight still scheduled, really ready to be home & hold my babies. #Boston” she wrote.
Check out what some more stars are saying below.
Ben Affleck: Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: My thoughts are with Boston. Thank you to the brave first responders who always run toward our greatest fears to save lives.
Lindsay Lohan: Sending prayers to everyone who was/is at the #bostonmarathon
Lance Armstrong: 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
Maria Menounos: Praying for everyone home in boston. Devatated at the news #bostonmarathon
Randy Jackson: Praying for Boston right now
Russell Simmons: prayers for Boston.
Dane Cook: Hoping this may be a horrible accident. Hearing gas lines may have exploded. Anyone have any news back in Boston? #Prayers
Mike Tyson: Praying for everyone at the Boston Marathon.
Rob Lowe: Wolf Blitzer: Two huge Boston Marathon explosions at finish line were “unexpected”. Telling in like it is. #CNN
Julie Benz: Sending prayers to all that were affected by the explosions at the Boston marathon.
Carson Daly: Praying for those hurt at #bostonmarathon – so terrible. 2 explosions at Finnish line. News is all over it. So sad
Tom Bergeron: Watching coverage of Boston Marathon explosions, heart in my throat.
Elisabeth Rohm: My deepest heartfelt sympathies go out go all that were affected by the explosions at #BostonMarathon #Prayers
Courteney Cox: Prayers for Boston today
Lucy Hale: Sending prayers to Boston.
William Shatner: Thoughts going out to the people of Boston. I hope whomever did this is brought to justice.
Chloe Moretz: Boston marathon, absolutely terrifying I hope everyone is okay
Lil Wayne: Prayers for Boston
Kat Dennings: This is crazy. Glued to the TV, so scary. Thoughts and prayers with Boston right now.
Olivia Wilde: Oh for f*cks sake. I’m so disturbed by the reports from Boston. This is horrible.
Pink: Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the explosions in Boston.
Donnie Wahlberg: Just heard that @joeymcintyre is ok! Thanks to everyone for tweeting! Scared for everyone else in Boston. #PrayerForBoston please.
Ramona Singer: I hope everyone in Boston is okay!! My prayers and thoughts to those involved. Thank you to the first responders!
Scotty McCreery: Prayers going out to everyone involved at the Boston Marathon.. #shocking
Nina Garcia: My thoughts are with the people from Boston
Anderson Cooper: Will be in Boston for tonight’s broadcast
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: My heart is with you Boston. Always has been, always will be. #PrayersForBoston #BostonMarathon
Pete Wentz: Boston be strong.
Valerie Bertinelli: Oh dear, my heart goes out to those in Boston.
Alyssa Milano: My love and strength go out to all those affected by the explosions! #BostonMarathon2013
Chris Evans: thoughts and prayers are with everybody in boston. heartbreaking…
Patrick Stump: Really awful stuff. Hope the injured are okay. Still information trickling. #prayforboston
Mia Farrow: Just located my daughter in Boston. Relieved she is fine but heartbroken for those who won’t get this good news
Harry Shum Jr: This is terrible. #PrayForBoston
Eva Longoria: God be with the injured people! RT “@CNN: There has been at least one explosion near the Boston Marathon finish line http://say.ly/Oyb5Bfw
Lauren Conrad: My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Boston today.
Lea Michele: Sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston right now….
Sophia Bush: I hope everyone in Boston is okay…
Larry King: My thoughts are with those injured in Boston. Details are sill coming in, but we need to not jump to conclusions without all the facts
Marlee Matlin: Keeping a eye to news about explosions at Boston Marathon. Praying for victims, families and first responders.
Brandi Glanville: Thoughts going out to the people hurt in the Boston marathon victims :(
Melissa Joan Hart: Prayers for those in Boston and hurt by the explosion!
Kevin Jonas: prayers go out to everyone in Boston. We all love you and we are praying for you
Nicki Minaj: My heart goes out to everyone who woke up this morning to enjoy a peaceful marathon but were met w/senseless destruction.
Channing Tatum: #prayforboston
Kylie Jenner: Sending prayers to Boston..
Zoe Saldana: My prayers and thoughts are with the victims who lost their lives today at the Boston marathon. Que Dios los tenga en su gloria. ZS
Kelly Ripa: #prayforboston
Alicia Keys: Shaken… My thoughts and prayers are with the city of Boston and those affected by this tragedy.
Sarah Hyland: I’m so shocked to hear about the bombings at the #BostonMarathon #prayforboston
Caroline Manzo: Thinking of Our friends in Boston today stay safe our hearts go out 2 victims & families
Curtis Stone: Just heard the news about #bostonmarathon. My heart goes out to everyone. Please stay safe.
Gabriel Mann: #Boston thoughts prayers pls stay safe
Nicholas Sparks: This is so devastating. Everyone please #PrayForBoston.
Ty Pennington: Prayers are with the people of Boston. #prayforboston
Bethenny Frankel: Sad state of affairs when you’re scared to participate in or be a spectator at something as wholesome & American as a marathon.
Mandy Moore: Sending thoughts, prayers and love to everyone in Boston…..
Colton Haynes: My thoughts and prayers go out to those effected in the Boston Marathon bombings #prayforboston
Ariana Grande: #prayforboston so sad I have no words. Stay safe everyone. Prayers and love.
Ken Paves: My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in the Boston Marathon!!!
Brooke Burke: Feel like I’m in a dungeon on show days. Just heard the Boston Marathon news. Prayers for Boston WTF!?!
Jenne Dewan: Oh man. Just heard the news about Boston. This is just awful. #prayforboston
Tyra Banks: I’ve spent a lot of time in Boston so it holds a special place in my heart…so my heart goes out to all affected by this tragedy.
Paula Abdul: I was shocked to hear about the horrible explosions at the Boston Marathon. I’m holding the people of Boston in my heart.
Tom Colicchio: thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families affected by today’s explosions at the Boston Marathon.
Justin Timberlake: My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the city of Boston and all of those affected by this terrible incident.
Josh Dallas: Thoughts and prayers for all those in Boston.
Jason O’Mara: Signing off twitter now but my thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the blasts in Boston. #bostonmarathon
Bret Michaels: My thoughts and prayers go out to and are with those affected by today’s explosions at the #bostonmarathon.
Aviva Drescher: My thoughts and prayers go out to and are with those affected by today’s explosions at the #bostonmarathon.
Wendy Williams: My thoughts and prayers are with all those people affected by the tragedy in Boston today at the marathon. #prayforboston
The Band Perry: Boston, sending our thoughts and prayers…
Kaley Cuoco: #Boston prayers are with you
Danica Patrick: The Boston marathon bombing makes you rethink ordinary events. Scary stuff.
Kelly Osbourne: Praying for #Boston
Josh Duhamel: Thoughts & prayers go out to Boston. #prayforboston
Pete Facinelli: Boston Marathon bombing? Why? Horrible. Just horrible.
Kate Walsh: I just heard about Boston. My prayers are with you, and am deeply saddened, god bless everyone
Zachary Quinto: all love to boston.
Emmy Rossum: If you’re in Boston and can donate blood, here are the locations: http://www.redcrossblood.org/MA
Ellen DeGeneres: Let’s all send our thoughts, our prayers and our energy to the people injured in Boston. My heart is with you.
Abbie Cornish: My thoughts and prayers to those in Boston. Sending love.
Cash Warren: My thoughts and prayers to those in Boston. Sending love.
Martina McBride: Prayers and thoughts for Boston…
Melissa Rycroft: What is wrong with the world?!? Thoughts and prayers going out to all affected by what happened in Boston. Heartbreaking.. #PrayersforBoston
Jon Favreau: Praying for Boston.
AnnaLynne McCord: My thoughts & prayers are with you #prayforboston
Joel Madden: Thoughts and Prayers to Everyone in Boston
Eli Roth: Thoughts and prayers for everyone in Boston. Can’t believe what I’m reading. Stay safe.
Khloe Kardashian: So many unspeakable tragedies! My heart, love and prayers go out to anyone affected by the sad events in Boston. #PrayForBoston
The Situation: My heart goes out to those who were effected by today’s tragedy in Boston, MA. Truly terrible.
Snoop Dogg: #prayforboston
Kris Jenner: #prayforboston
Carey Hart: I thinks its time for our government to actually serve AND protect. This is out of control. My thoughts and prayers go out to the injured.
Ivanka Trump: I’m praying for the victims of the Boston explosions & their families in the aftermath of this horrific catastrophe. #BostonMarathon
Kendall Jenner: #prayforboston
Jeffrey Ross: Sending love to my alma mater. RT @dailyfreepress BU students using #OKatBU hashtag to inform friends and family they are safe.
Kim Kardashian: 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!
Willie Nelson: Our hearts and prayers are being sent to everyone in the Boston area. #Boston
Simon Cowell: Watching the news. Horrendous. Please god no more bombs. Stay safe America.
John Krasinski: My heart and my prayers are in Boston and with everyone affected by this nightmare of an incident.
Olivia Munn: My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Boston.
Mark Burnett: Boston is such a great city. Sending thoughts and prayers to all those suffering as a result of this tragedy
Anne V: My heart is absolutely broken over the Boston Marathon tragedy. Thinking about all those affected. #PrayForBoston
Ed Sheeran: #prayforboston
Gisele Bundchen: My thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston #prayforboston
Aly Raisman: Feeling so sick to my stomach. Wish I could do something to help everyone in Boston! Things need to change, so disturbing.
Victoria Beckham: Just seen the news, my thoughts are with the people of Boston x vb
Dr. Drew: I am so upset about The Boston Disaster. No it’s more like the modern Boston Massacre.Throughts and prayers with my friends in Massachusetts
Joy Behar: So sad to hear about the terrible tragedy in Boston. My thoughts go out to the victims and their families.
Rose McGowan: Stay strong Boston #godblessyou #heartbroken
Ke$ha: My heartfelt love goes out to those affected by today’s tragedy in Boston. All of our thoughts are with you. #loveintothelight
Tom Hiddleston: The Boston Marathon bombing is horrifying and chilling. My thoughts and prayers are with victims and families.
Rosie O’Donnell: I wish CNN would stop showing the bombing over and over and over – #terrorizing
Drew Carey: Tip Line re #Boston explosion: 1-800-494-TIPS (from CNN)
Jenny McCarthy: Sad, confused, scared. #prayersforBoston
Tori Spelling: My heart goes out to everyone affected by the #BostonMarathon explosion. #SendingLove
Jack Osbourne: My heart goes out to everyone affected by the #BostonMarathon explosion. #SendingLove
JoJo: Just got out of yoga and had a dozen text messages… My heart dropped. Please #PrayForBoston My Home. My family and dearest friends.
Ashley Benson: Praying for loved one in Boston so horrible.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: My thoughts and prayers for the people in Boston. Please donate if you can, http://RedCrossBlood.org/MA
Nicky Hilton: My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected in Boston.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: All my thoughts are with #Boston.
Paris Jackson: my heart goes out to the people there in boston<3 pray for them xx
Keri Hilson: God be with Boston.
Wilmer Valderrama: In flight 2 LA, connect 2 Wifi. 2 find out the soul breaking news in #Boston! Tears & Prayers 2 all the victims & families! We stand by you!
Eliza Dushku: My family is safe~ so far everyone immediate accounted for.. Thanks guys, such a scary & sad & sick thing.
Bob Saget: My heart is with Boston.
Steve Martin: “…And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there.” #Boston
Rob Kardashian: My heart, love, and prayers go out to anyone affected by the sad events in Boston. #PrayForBoston
Rashida Jones: Don’t take people for granted. Show love and kindness today. #prayforboston
Samantha Ronson: I can’t even believe what I just read…. sending love and prayers to those suffering today in Boston. so tragic.
JWoww: Just heard what happened in Boston… My Prayers go out to everyone there
Alicia Silverstone: So sad to hear about the tragedy in Boston. So awful. Sending love to the victims and their families.
Gossip Cop will have updates.
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