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Social media support from Eminem has helped raise £2 million in donations for the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

The US star, real name Marshall Mathers, tweeted his fans after the attack at Manchester’s MEN Arena last Monday to urge them to donate to a JustGiving page set up to help the families of the 22 people killed, and those who were injured.

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Eminem, who is notoriously quiet on social medial, posted a rare message on Twitter which has helped donations to soar to over £1.8 million so far, with the page setting a target of two million.

Alongside other celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, who have tweeted links to the page, Eminem threw his support behind the fund set up by the Manchester Evening News and the British Red Cross on Thursday.

Eminem, who has 20 million Twitter followers, personally gave an undisclosed donation.

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He told his followers: ‘Join me in helping Manchester victims & their families, Make a donation to the @BritishRedCross and @MENnewsdesk.’

Manchester City Council thanked the star in a tweet, alongside thousands of fans who posted screenshots of their own donations.

 

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