James Corden offered a heartfelt homage to Manchester after last night's attack at an Ariana Grande concert. The incident occurred as he was taping The Late Late Show, so he recorded the tribute in an empty studio after the audience had left. It was broadcast at the beginning of the episode, and the screen faded to black for several seconds before the full episode aired on CBS.
"Good evening. While taping our show earlier tonight we heard the horrific news coming out of Manchester, in England, that there has been an incident at Ariana Grande's concert. We still have no real information about what's happening. All we know is the tragic news is that there are multiple fatalities and many injuries," said the late-night host, who was born in London but raised in Buckinghamshire. "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."