LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe has reacted in horror at the news that at least 22 people were killed and more than 50 others injured after a reported explosion took place at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England on Monday.
Authorities are still investigating the incident, but it is believed that the attack was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb.
Blythe took to his Instagram account to repost the news headline “Explosion, Panic And Death At Ariana Grande Concert In England”, and wrote in an accompanying message:
“I am so sick of reading headlines like this. We as a race, THE HUMAN RACE, have to do better than this.
“A music concert is supposed to be a place where people gather to forget their problems for a few hours, not somewhere to roll the dice with your life.
“At times like this, I think the only thing a normal person can do is try to be the best, most moral, human they can be- —in our jaded era, I believe this is more necessary than ever.
“For instance, this evening after I read this headline, I ran into a very loose acquaintance at the grocery store and mentioned the news. This person joked, ‘Maybe they did it because it was an Ariana Grande show.’ I was too shocked to even say anything — I utterly fail to find the humor in the fact that at least 19 people are dead and many more injured, whatever you may think of someone’s music.