Two explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. The cause remains unknown, but according to CNN two people are dead and 28 injured, although this number is likely to go up.
New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre was one of the many runners who participated in the marathon today, missing the blast by minutes. Luckily, McIntyre tweeted that he was safe:
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.
— Joey McIntyre (@joeymcintyre) April 15, 2013
Fellow NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg initially tweeted concern for his friend.
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.
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) April 15, 2013
"Biggest Loser" season 10 winner Patrick House was another celebrity racing on Monday, tweeting earlier today:
Here we go!!! It's almost game time!!! Couple more hours and then a little jog.... #bostonmarathon
— Patrick House (@PatrickBL10) April 15, 2013
No word from House on Twitter since the explosions.
Whether they have a Boston connection or not, many celebrities are sending their prayers and well wishes via Twitter to everyone who may be affected by this tragedy.
" thoughts and prayers are with everybody in boston. heartbreaking..." - Chris Evans
for f--ks sake. I'm so disturbed by the reports from Boston. This is horrible." - Olivia Wilde
" Sending prayers to everyone who was/is at the ?
#bostonmarathon" - Lindsay Lohan
"Praying for everyone home in boston. Devatated at the news ?
#bostonmarathon" - Maria Menounous
"Just horrible, my thoughts are with everyone involved" - Rachel Zoe
"Praying for everyone at the Boston Marathon." - Mike Tyson
"Sending prayers to Boston." -Lucy Hale
"OMG just heard of the terrible explosions at ?#bostonmarathon! So sad to hear of all the people who got injured. Please stay safe!" -Lisa Rinna
Follow the Boston Police Department on Twitter for official updates.
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