Rockers, pop stars, and Hollywood actors have united online in their sympathy for the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Hundreds perished on Friday when the southeast Asian country suffered an 8.9-magnitude tremor – the sixth worst earthquake on record – sparking an enormous tidal wave that slammed into the eastern coast.
The disaster unfolded live on TV, shocking the watching world – and dozens of stars took to twitter to express their sympathy for the victims.
Rock legend Slash writes, "My thoughts & prayers go out to the people in Japan dealing w/the (with the) earthquake, tsunamis & aftershocks. I hope the worst is over."
Lindsay Lohan posted a picture of the coverage on news channel CNN, adding: "My mommy just woke my sister and I up to this! God bless those that are in fear."
Selena Gomez, who visited Japan recently, writes, "Wow, I don't even know what to say, Japan. I was just there and you were all so wonderful to me. I am sending all my love, prayers and support", Star Trek legend William Shatner adds, "My heart and prayers go out to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami", and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria writes, "My prayers are with you Japan!"
Country singer Taylor Swift writes, "I'm sending my thoughts and prayers and love to those in Japan who are hurting", Katy Perry writes, "My prayers go out to anyone that is being effected (sic) by the disaster in Japan", and Joe Jonas tweeted, "#prayinforjapan so sad."
Check out some more tweets:
Dianna Agron: Waking up to this sad news. My heart goes out to Japan. This is devastating.
Debby Ryan: beautiful Japan, my love & prayers are going out to you & those affected.
Jordin Sparks: My heart is so heavy for them. I need to know what I can do to help! #prayforjapan.
Sophia Bush: My heart goes out to everyone suffering due to the earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan.
Jonas Brothers: We're praying for everyone in Japan and Hawaii. Our hearts are with you #Prayforjapan
Nick Carter: I am absolutely devastated from the news in JAPAN. Please be strong over there. And know that our hearts and prayers are with you.God bless.
Ian Somerhalder: I'm so so so sorry Japan as well as everywhere and everyone effected by this horrific event. Speechless. Help is on the way.
Minka Kelly: Waking up to this devastating news. Praying for everyone in Japan & in the path of this horrific tsunami.
Monique Coleman: Just want you all to know that I'm safe & thank you for your thoughts & prayers. Please continue to pray for everyone in Japan! I'm here in Japan and to see this happen with my own eyes is heartbreaking. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy.
We continue to send our thoughts and prayers by all those affected.
(Photo: AFP/Getty Images)