Celebrities are sending love to Nashville after a tornado struck the area early Tuesday morning. That includes several current and former talent show stars who have ties to the city.
According to NBC News, at least 22 people were killed in four counties in central Tennessee. There are also people missing, and dozens of homes and buildings have been damaged, as Gov. Bill Lee has declared a state of emergency.
Celebrities Send Love To Nashville After Tornado
Several talent show stars have close ties to the Nashville community. They tweeted their love and thoughts for the city on Tuesday. That includes American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, who said he was thinking of loved ones in Nashville after the tornado.
Former Idol judge Paula Abdul also shared her support for the city, writing, “If there’s a city that will conquer adversity, it is the city of music.” She added, “Yesterday, today, and every day forward, #ibelieveinnashville.”
The Voice coach and country star Blake Shelton also tweeted that he was thinking about the city. Former Voice coach and Tennessee native Miley Cyrus tweeted that she was thinking of her “home and family” in Nashville, and how “fortunate” she is that her family is safe.
Miley also encouraged followers to follow her charity the Happy Hippie Foundation for information on how to help. The organization tweeted several ways to get involved, including volunteering with Hands on Nashville and donating to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Emergency Response Fund.
Carrie Underwood’s Family Is Safe After Tornado
American Idol winner Carrie Underwood was on The Today Show Tuesday morning, and spoke about the Nashville tornado. She said her husband Mike Fisher and their two sons were at their Tennessee home when the tornado struck.
Carrie says Mike took their sons Jacob and Isaiah downstairs to a “safe room” in their house at 2 am. “I bet everybody was crying,” Carrie said. She said everyone is safe, and she’s been texting people to check in.
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the tornado in Tennessee.