It was one of the most horrifying sports injuries in recent memory, and it took place on one of the grandest stages:
Kevin Ware of Louisville came crashing down to the floor last night while trying to block a shot, fracturing his leg in multiple places directly in front of teammates.
And while Ware has the support of coach Rick Pitino, his friends, his family and the entire city of Louisville, perhaps he’ll also be comforted to know that many famous people are keeping him in their thoughts today.
Here is a rundown of celebrity Twitter reaction:
Lil Wayne: "May God be with Kevin Ware and his family. Ya in my prayers bro."
Maria Menounos: "Omg poor Kevin ware..that was horrible to see . . . the Bench literally clung to each other in shock over what they saw in front of them."
Common: "My prayers are going out to Kevin Ware and his family. I wish him a speedy recovery."
Brad Paisley: "Man Oh Man Oh Man Oh Man . . . That Kevin Ware Leg break is unreal. Sad for him. They seem like a great team though."
Ann Curry: "Doctors please take good care of Kevin Ware. Prayer for Ware."
Holly Robinson Peete: "Sending up Prayers For Louisville’s Kevin Ware leg injury, players emotional."
Matt Lauer: "Sounds like Kevin Ware’s surgery went well. My thoughts are with him this morning. So hard to see something like that!"
Larry King: "I’ve never seen a worse accident in a basketball game. I wish Kevin Ware nothing but the best."