Katy Perry has paid tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

The 'Dark Horse' hitmaker took a moment during the New York leg of her 'Witness: The Tour' at Madison Square Garden on Monday night (02.10.17) to remember the victims who were killed when a gunman opened fire on concert-goers at a county music festival.

Speaking to the crowd, she said: "I want to take this moment right here for Las Vegas tonight. Listen, I know it's been a tough day, but music is special. It's magic. It's something that unites us. There's a community here that we need to take care of, that we need to surround, that we need to lift up. I know that we all feel very disconnected sometimes, but music brings us together and it should never be a place of fear."

At least 59 people have been confirmed to have died and over 500 have been injured in the terrible attack that took place as 20,000 people watched Jason Aldean play at the Route 91 Festival.

In an Instagram post featuring the words 'Pray for Las Vegas', Jason wrote hours after the attack: "Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate (sic)"

And Mariah Carey - who had a residency in Las Vegas - heard about the awful attack in the middle of an interview.

She said: "This is horrible and I pray for the victims - and have they caught the shooter yet. That's awful - I pray for the victims and I hope that all this can stop as soon as possible."I spent a lot of time in Vegas and this type of thing happening anywhere is a huge tragedy and I hope we have an end to this as soon as possible. It's terrible because people are just going out to listen to music and they're out for the night and then something shocking like this could happen ... it's wrong, I just don't know what to say."

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk