James Corden gives emotional tribute: ‘Manchester will grow even stronger this evening’

On the Late Late Show this Monday, host James Corden had an emotional message for viewers in the wake of the bombing at a Manchester Ariana Grande concert.

The set was quiet as Corden spoke, seemingly on the verge of tears.

“It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news that attacks like this can happen, but especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight,” Corden said.

Corden, who is English, spoke about his love for Manchester.

“But when I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there,” he said. “And I’m telling you, a more tight-knit group of people you will be hard-pressed to find. Strong, proud, caring people with community at its core. And if it was even possible, the spirit of the people of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening.”

Watch the full segment below:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.