Drake has revealed that his worst nightmare became a reality after news broke of the Manchester Arena attack.

Ariana Grande's concert gig descended into chaos on Monday night( 22 May) after a blast went off in the foyer of the venue just moments after she closed the show. The atrocity left 22 dead and a further 59 injured.

Taking to Instagram to pay tribute to the victims of the atrocity, he shared the viral symbol of solidarity−a black ribbon topped with a pair of Grande's signature bunny ears.

"We just left from touring in Europe and this was such a real fear we discussed frequently," he told his 36.8million followers. "I was crushed today to hear it became a reality. My condolences to all of the families affected and we will be praying for all of Manchester."

He added that the wellbeing of the songstress was also a priority, writing: "Also I am praying on peace of mind for Ariana."

The Canadian rapper, who cleaned up at 2017 Billboard Music Awards with a record-breaking 13 trophies, played two dates at Manchester's Arena in February as part of his Boy Meets World Tour.

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Drake performed two nights at Manchester Arena as part of his Boy Meets World tour FERDY DAMMAN/AFP/Getty Images

Although Grande has yet to release an official statement on the remaining European dates of her The Dangerous Woman Tour, TMZ reports that the 23-year-old was 'in no condition to perform'. She had been due to due to make two appearances at London's O2 venue on Thursday and Friday (25-26 May) before taking in another 10 cities including Lodz, Frankfurt and Rome.