Celebrities from the Boston area and farther afield took to social media in the hours immediately following the explosions that rocked the area adjacent to the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Monday.
New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre tweeted from the race, telling followers he was okay. "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," McIntyre tweeted soon after the news of the explosions began to spread.
His bandmate, Donnie Wahlberg, had earlier asked his followers to tweet if they'd heard from the singer. "Going to be off twitter for a while today," Wahlberg announced soon after recieving news that his friend was safe. "Many friends and loved ones to check in on. Please #PrayforBoston and all those impacted by this. ... Check in on all your friends who're fans of Joe Mac. Knowing BH's the way we do, I'm sure some were out to support Joe today. #PrayForBoston."
Ethan Zohn, who rose to fame as a contestant on both "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race" and was also competing in the race, tweeted: "I'm OK. Most importantly, praying for those injured and affected by this. Still don't have a lot of info. Thanks for your love and concern"
"My heart and my prayers are in Boston and with everyone affected by this nightmare of an incident," tweeted "The Office" star and Massachusetts native John Krasinksi.
Musician Pete Wentz simply wrote: "Boston be strong"
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the city of Boston and all of those affected by this terrible incident.
— Justin Timberlake(@jtimberlake) April 15, 2013
Let's all send our thoughts, our prayers and our energy to the people injured in Boston. My heart is with you.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 15, 2013
Prayers goes out to those involved/hurt in #BostonMarathon. WTF is wrong with people man. Just sad
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 15, 2013
— elisabeth hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) April 15, 2013
My heart goes out to everyone who woke up this morning to enjoy a peaceful marathon but were met w/senseless destruction. #GodBlessAmerica
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) April 15, 2013
Keep BOSTON in your prayers.
— Marc Colombo (@marccolombo) April 15, 2013
I Had a lot of exciting announcements planned for 2day, but there's no way I can focus on myself during a time like this. #PrayingforBoston♥
— Ciara(@ciara) April 15, 2013
prayers go out to everyone in Boston.We all love you and we are praying for you
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) April 15, 2013
"All Americans stand with the people of Boston" indeed we do Mr. President.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 15, 2013
keep getting overwhelmed w/tears.the photos are devastating.god bless those affected&our first responders.love u boston my heart is w/u all
— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) April 15, 2013