James Corden

James Corden paid an emotional tribute on The Late Late Show to his hometown of London on Wednesday, following the terror attack which left four people dead and at least 40 injured.

“There was a terror attack today in my hometown, the city of London in Westminster,” Corden began. “While we’re filming this, it’s still unknown what the motives were. What we do know at this point is that people have lost their lives and many, many more have been injured.

“Watching the news today, I felt a really long, long way from home,” he continued. “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.”

Corden continued to praise his hometown. “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.”

Watch the tribute below.