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Celebrities React To Boston Marathon Explosion

NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre, marathon runner, tweets he is OK
Lorena Blas, USA TODAY8:02 p.m. EDT April 15, 2013


Blue Bloods actor Donnie Wahlberg used Twitter to ask for help to make sure his fellow New Kids on the Block bandmate Joey McIntyre, who was running the Boston Marathon, was OK.

McIntyre was. In fact, he tweeted, “There was an explosion by the finish line about 5 minutes after I finished- I’m ok but I’m sure there are many hurt.”

Many celebrities were quick to react to the news of the explosions at the race’s finish line.

Here are some examples of what they were saying on Twitter:

Donnie Wahlberg: “Going to be off twitter for a while today. Many friends and loved ones to check in on. Please #PrayforBoston and all those impacted by this.”

Ben Affleck: “Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston.”

Mindy Kaling: “My heart aches for my hometown.”

Justin Timberlake: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the city of Boston and all of those affected by this terrible incident”

Simon Cowell: “Watching the news. Horrendous. Please god no more bombs. Stay safe America”

Miley Cyrus: “Sending peace & many blessings to Boston”

Rainn Wilson: “Just heard about Boston. Unbelievably sad. So horrific. What monsters.”

Rob Lowe: “Prayers for Boston. Patriots Pride.”

Bette Midler: “Terrible news out of Boston. But before we jump to conclusions about the perps, we should wait; too many crazies (with agendas) to count.”

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.”

Alicia Keys: “Shaken… My thoughts and prayers are with the city of Boston and those affected by this tragedy.”

Elizabeth Hurley: “Horrific news from Boston. Truly shocking…”

Ellen DeGeneres: “Let’s all send our thoughts, our prayers and our energy to the people injured in Boston. My heart is with you.”

Dylan McDermott: “Love & Prayers to everyone in Boston..”

Cheryl Burke: “My thoughts and prayers go out to everybody in Boston!!”

Michael Chiklis: “To all my people back home. Please let me know that you are alright.”

Jim Gaffigan:“My prayers go out to the people hurt in the Boston explosions.”

Pink: “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the explosions in Boston.”

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