Harry Styles cancels Copenhagen show after shooting: "I'm heartbroken"

Copenhagen, Denmark - Harry Styles said he was "heartbroken" and "devastated" after his concert in Copenhagen was canceled following a fatal shooting at a nearby shopping center.

Harry Styles canceled his concert in Copenhagen on Sunday night due to a shooting at a nearby Danish shopping center.
Harry Styles canceled his concert in Copenhagen on Sunday night due to a shooting at a nearby Danish shopping center.  © ANGELA WEISS / AFP

The former One Direction star (28) was due to take to the stage at the Royal Arena venue on Sunday night as part of his highly anticipated Love On Tour shows.

However, on Sunday afternoon Danish police responded to a shooting at the Field's shopping center near the arena, which is situated on the southern outskirts of the city. At least three people died in the attack.

In a tweet, Styles said he was "heartbroken" and "devastated for the victims."

"I'm heartbroken along with the people of Copenhagen," he said. "I adore this city. The people are so warm and full of love."

"I'm devastated for the victims, their families, and everyone hurting."

"I'm sorry we couldn't be together. Please look after each other. H."

A statement from concert promoter Live Nation said: "Tonight's concert with Harry Styles has been cancelled by direction of the Danish Police."

"We are all truly devastated by the events of today and our thoughts are with the victims and their families."

"We are looking into future possibilities for the show, and hope to be able to give ticket buyers direct information as soon as possible."

Concertgoers asked to leave the arena

Large crowds had already gathered inside the arena when the show's cancelation was announced and they were asked to leave.

Styles was due to take his Love On Tour show around the world in 2020 before the pandemic brought the live music industry to a standstill.

The rescheduled tour began in September 2021 in Las Vegas before heading across the US, with the European tour leg kicking off in Glasgow last month.

Cover photo: ANGELA WEISS / AFP

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