Corden addressed the London attack in a message from 'The Late Late Show.'

By Nick Romano
March 23, 2017 at 07:43 AM EDT
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James Corden, who grew up in the Hillingdon borough of London, sent his “heartfelt thoughts” to his hometown in a message addressing the attack at Westminster Bridge on Wednesday.

“I know a lot of people in Britain watch this show, there’s a lot of people from Britain who work on this show, and, of course, our thoughts go out to everyone who’s been affected by this,” he said on The Late Late Show Thursday.

A knife-wielding assailant ran over pedestrians with a car before fatally stabbing a police officer near Parliament on Wednesday. Two others were killed and many other people were injured.

“It was funny, watching the news today, I felt a really long, long way from home,” Corden said. “And it’s funny when something like that happens in your hometown, you don’t have a feeling of being glad that you’re so far away, what you feel is that you wish you could be there with loved ones to stand alongside them.”

He continued, “London is a diverse and proud and brilliant city and one thing is for sure: if this act of terrorism was supposed to divide the people of London, I know for a fact that all something like this does is bring them closer together as one. Tonight we send our heartfelt thoughts to everybody in Britain. Stay safe, everybody, please.”

Watch Corden’s message in the clip above.

The Late Late Show With James Corden

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