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Inaccurate Ariana Grande Image Circulates After Attack (Photo)

A photo of Ariana Grande with blood on her face has been circulating online, with some believing the photo was taken after the Manchester attack.

At least 22 people have been confirmed dead after the explosion at her concert in Manchester on May 22, Mashable reported. A photo of the pop singer has been circulating, allegedly showing Ariana backstage after the concert.

The photo was shared by a few social media users who thought the photo was taken after the explosion because Ariana had blood on her face. But the image is not from the Manchester Arena.

The picture was actually taken behind the scenes during filming for the Fox television show "Scream Queens" and posted on June 23, 2015 by celebrity gossip site Just Jared.

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The singer has since taken to Twitter to deliver a heartbreaking message to her fans.

"broken," Ariana wrote. "from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

Several fans attempted to comfort Ariana during this difficult time.

"Nobody could predict this level of atrocity and that's generally what they count on, you have nothing to [apologize] for," wrote one user.

"You gave those kids the night of their lives, their hearts were full of joy & happiness &that was because of you. Remember that," wrote another.

"I know how you feel, but please it's not your fault in any way. Read how much your fans were helping others, you should be proud of it," tweeted another fan.

ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the Manchester Arena attack, The Independent reported.

The group released statements in several languages through its own media outlets praising the attack, claiming more than 100 "crusaders" were killed or wounded at the "shameless" concert.

"With Allah's grace and support, a soldier of the [caliphate] managed to place explosive devices in the midst of the gatherings of the crusaders in the British city of Manchester," the English version read.

Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Ian Hopkins said investigators believe the attack was exceuted by a lone suicide bomber using a homemade device.

“The priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network,” Hopkins told The Telegraph. “The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena.

"We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated causing this atrocity.”

Isis and other terror groups reportedly called for attacks on "disbelievers" in the West following the Manchester Arena bombing.

Sources: Mashable, Ariana Grande/Twitter, The Independent / Photo credit: Disney ABC Television Group/Flickr, Twitter

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