Adele delivers emotional tribute to London attack victims on stage

Maya Oppenheim

Adele has paid tribute to the victims of the Westminster attack during a concert in New Zealand.

The London-born singer dedicated her song “Make You Feel My Love” to the people who lost their lives in the atrocity.

Four people including the suspected attacker and a police officer died in Wednesday’s attack. At least 40 others were injured in the attack, with seven reported to be in a critical condition.

“Today there was a terror attack in my hometown of London,” the London-born singer, who grew up in Tottenham in North London, said. “I'm literally on the other side of the world and I want them to see our lights and to hear us.

“It's very strange not being home, all I want to do today is be at home with my friends and family," she continued.

“All of them are fine but there are four people who aren't fine so let's dedicate this to them tonight.”

Around 40,000 fans held up lights during the Grammy-winning-singer's emotional tribute at Auckland’s Mount Smart stadium.

Fellow Brit James Corden commemorated the tragedy during his uncharacteristically sombre Late Late Show in the US. The comedian also said it was unsettling to be so far away from his hometown while the attack took place.

“There was a terror attack today in my hometown - the city of London - in Westminster,” Corden, who grew up in Buckinghamshire, told his predominantly American audience.

“While we’re filming this, it’s still unknown what the motives were. What we do know at this point is that people have lost their lives and many, many more have been injured," the host said.

“Watching the news today, I felt a really long, long way from home. When something like that happens in your hometown, you don’t have a feeling of being glad that you’re so far away, what you feel is that you wish you could be there with loved ones to stand alongside them.”

A vigil is being held in Trafalgar Square at 6pm to commemorate the victims of the attack, following a minute's silence observed at 9.33am in honour of PC Palmer's badge number.

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