Harry Styles Responds After Copenhagen Mass Shooting Prompts Concert Cancellation
“I’m devastated for the victims, their families, and everyone hurting.”
Harry Styles’ concert at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena has been canceled by the artist following a mass shooting in the vicinity of the venue.
The shooting, which took place at Field’s, the country’s largest shopping center, tragically resulted in three deaths and left several others injured. The location’s close proximity to the concert, as well as the atmosphere of mourning in response to the attack, prompted the show’s cancellation.
I’m heartbroken along with the people of Copenhagen. I adore this city. The people are so warm and full of love.— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) July 3, 2022
I’m devastated for the victims, their families, and everyone hurting.
I’m sorry we couldn’t be together. Please look after each other. H
"I'm heartbroken along with the people of Copenhagen. I adore this city. The people are so warm and full of love," Styles wrote in a tweet following the tragedy. "I'm devastated for the victims, their families, and everyone hurting. I'm sorry we couldn't be together.”
The perpetrator of the attack has not yet been publicly identified, but is said to have been known by mental health services in the country according to a report from the New York Times. While unlikely, the possibility of a terrorism-based motive has not been ruled out. An attack of this nature is a rare occurrence in Denmark, which makes the public grief and shock all the more palpable.
It is currently unknown if Styles’ concert will be rescheduled for another date, but for the time being, fans can follow the closing advice of his aforementioned tweet: “please look after each other.”