The people of Manchester were in James Corden's thoughts and prayers on Monday evening, when the "Late Late Show" host paid tribute to the lives lost during the Ariana Grande concert tragedy earlier in the day.

"Good evening, while taping our show earlier tonight, we heard the horrific news coming out of Manchester in England. There had been an incident at Ariana Grande's concert," a somber Corden said in a silent studio. "We still have no real information about what's happening, all we know is the tragic news that there are multiple fatalities and many injuries. It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news, that attacks like this can happen, and especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight."

Corden, a London native, then went on to speak about the "many wonderful things" about Manchester, including its soccer teams and music.

"But when I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there, and I'm telling you, a more tight-knit group of people you will be hard-pressed to find," he continued. "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."

"My thoughts and prayers are with everyone tonight," he added. "We'll all go to bed holding our little ones a little tighter this evening."

22 people were killed during the attack and 59 were wounded, according to media reports.

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