On Monday afternoon we reported to you that Joey McIntyre of New Kids On The Block narrowly escaped the blasts of the Boston bombing, crossing the finish line only 5 minutes before the explosions occurred. He tweeted his fans letting them know he was safe shortly after. “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… I don’t know what to say. I feel for everybody involved with the Boston Marathon. My family is ok. I am ok. Gonna take a while to process.” Joey’s New Kids band mates hit Twitter soon after, reacting to the news.
On Monday Donnie Wahlberg tweeted, “No words to describe the pain in my heart, at this moment, in seeing my city torn apart this way. So sad. Please #pray4boston & the victims.” On Tuesday he posted: “Dearest Boston…Your resolve is unquestionable. Your character undeniable. Your history unparalleled. You’ve inspired us, all the way. You will again today.”
Jonathan Knight also tweeted on Monday, “I cant believe what I’m seeing on the news. I hope this turns out to be an accident and not an act of hate or terror. #BostonMarathon.”
New Kids On The Block was founded in Boston and put together by New Edition producer, Maurice Starr with help from Donnie Wahlberg. They have always considered that city a part of the group’s identity. Their 1989 song “Hangin’ Tough” was recorded with the hopes that it could one day be heard as an anthem being played at Celtics games at The Boston Garden.
Other celebs from the music world took to Twitter to react to this terror.
Kevin Jonas: “prayers go out to everyone in Boston. We all love you and we are praying for you”
Nicki Minaj: “My heart goes out to everyone who woke up this morning to enjoy a peaceful marathon but were met w/senseless destruction. #GodBlessAmerica”
Pete Wentz Of Fallout Boy: “Boston be strong.”
Ciara: “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♥”
Justin Timberlake: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the city of Boston and all of those affected by this terrible incident.”
Carson Daly: “Praying for those hurt at #bostonmarathon – so terrible. 2 explosions at Finnish line. News is all over it. So sad”
Lil Wayne: “Prayers for Boston”
Donnie Wahlberg’s younger brother, actor and former rapper, Mark reacted to the bombing at the New York premiere of his new film, Pain & Gain. Below you will see Mark’s emotional reaction as well as words from rapper 50 Cent who was also there.
Mark Wahlberg And 50 Cent React To Boston Bombing
Celebrities React To Boston Bombing