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Victims seeking shelter.        Getty Images/Kiyoshi Ota.

Music stars are sharing their concerns for the people of Japan following Friday’s earthquake.

Heart‘s Ann and Nancy Wilson say, “We are once again made small by the power of nature. We are devastated for all those people affected by the Japan earthquakes and tsunamis. We pray for them and hope everyone on the Pacific Rim will pay attention and follow instructions for their own safety. Our thoughts and prayers are with our world family.”

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Aerosmith[/lastfm] issued a statement saying, “We want you all to know that we’re thinking of you through this tough and difficult time. Our thoughts and hearts go out to you.”

Bret Michaels, whose appearance on ABC’s 20/20 Friday night was bumped because of earthquake coverage, says, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy.”

Sharon Osbourne says, “Mother Nature can be a bitch. God bless everyone and their families affected.”

KISS, who have done many tours in the Land of the Rising Sum, say, “To all our loyal fans, friends and their families devastated by the affects of the earthquake in Japan: We stand side by side with you in support and you will remain in our prayers through this time of tragedy.”

Iron Maiden was scheduled to perform in Tokyo this past weekend, but were forced to cancel. Bassist Steve Harris says, “Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone affected by this disaster – our fans in Japan, the people of Japan and those in many other places suffering from the tsunami. We are also aware that a number of fans flew into Tokyo from various parts of the world to see a Maiden show there and we hope you guys are safe and sound… Our sincerest condolences to all those who have suffered and to the families and friends of those who tragically lost their lives.”

Judas Priest: “We were all deeply shocked to hear about the awful tragedy in Japan with the earthquake and tsunami. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all our fans and everyone there.”

And Yoko Ono, who was born in Japan and experienced an earthquake in Tokyo with John Lennon in the late ’70s, says, “I feel numb now, as if I was there myself and hit with this disaster as you have been… I feel deeply for you for having experienced the earthquake that was the severest in the history of Japan. It must have been so, so horrible. I extend my sympathy and love to each one of you. I’m very sorry that you had to go through what you went through. My heart is with you all the way.”

Here is a look at the devastation aftermath.  ~JZ.


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