Pop star Rihanna and the cast and crew of the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie have been confirmed safe in Nice after a horrific terror attack claimed the lives of at least 80 people during Bastille Day celebrations in the city.
In addition to those so far confirmed dead, many others were injured after a man drove a truck into crowds of partiers late on Thursday, July 14, before getting out of the vehicle and shooting a gun in all directions.
The driver was then shot dead by police, and his truck was discovered to be loaded with arms and grenades. France’s President, Francois Hollande, declared the incident was, without doubt, a “terror attack.”
Rihanna, who was in the French Riviera city to perform a concert at the Allianz Stadium on Friday, July 15, as part of her Anti World Tour has been confirmed “safe” by her rep, Billboard magazine reports.
Her concert has been canceled along with other events in the city.
Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and the rest of the Fifty Shades of Grey cast and crew were filming in the city on the night of the attack. They have also been declared safe and accounted for by the movie’s producer.
“As far as I know everyone from our cast and crew is safe. Thanks for everyone’s concern,” Dana Brunetti confirmed via Twitter as news of the atrocities broke.
He later confirmed via Facebook, “Production has confirmed that everyone working on location in the south of France is okay. Everyone has been accounted for and is safe and sound.”
As news of the Nice attacks spread, a host of celebrities took to Twitter to express solidarity with the nation and offer condolences.
“Heartsick over Nice. Horrified,” Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote.
“So saddened right now. #PrayForNice my family was suppose to be there today. Thank God they’re safe. Nice I am praying for you,” added Christina Milian.
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