Corden praised the city for its "strong, proud, caring people," citing some of the famous bands that have come from the city, including Oasis and Joy Division.
"It's a place full of comedy and character. But when I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there -- and I'm telling you, a more tight-knit group of people you will be hard pressed to find," he said.
"Strong, proud, caring people, with community at its core. If it was even possible, the spirit of the people of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening.
"My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Manchester tonight ... and all of those families affected by tonight." He concluded, "We'll all go to bed holding our little ones even tighter this evening."
Grande has suspended her world tour after the tragedy, according to TMZ. She tweeted, "Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words."
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
She was scheduled to perform Thursday and Friday at the O2 Arena in London.
Her manager Scooter Braun issued a statement saying: "Tonight, our hearts are broken. Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack.
"We mourn the lives of