Eagles Of Death Metal Leader Heartbroken About Notre Dame Fire

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April 15, 2019 | 9:10pm EST

Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has been left devastated by the blaze that ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday evening (15Apr19).
Fans of the rocker’s group went there to pray after terrorists opened fire at a Bataclan theater gig in 2015, and Jesse took to social media to support Parisians left heartbroken by the fire disaster.
Writing in French on Instagram, he posted: “Like everyone who turned on the TV this morning, I was confronted with the terrible news that our beloved symbol of Paris and the Holy Church, our Lady, is on fire…
“My intestinal reaction was that I needed to get on a flight and go back to Paris… I feel desperate and helpless… I ask all those who read this to bend a knee before Almighty God and to pray… for my beloved Paris, pray for my beloved people of France, pray for our Catholic brothers and sisters… Pray for firefighters and men and the women of the police, pray for the wonderful mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, that she will have the strength to lead our people from Paris through this.”
Meanwhile, The National star Aaron Dessner revealed he was deeply upset about the fire, having visited the cathedral last week.
“Took my children to Notre-Dame a few days ago for the first time,” he wrote. “Heartbroken for this beautiful city my brother calls home and a strange feeling to play our new songs in Paris for the first time while the cathedral burns. Hope no one has been injured.”
At press time, no one had been injured in the blaze, which started just before 7pm local time.
French authorities have since announced Notre Dame has been “saved and preserved”.
“We can say that the structure is saved, notably the northern belfry,” said Deputy Interior Minister Laurent Nunez, according to Le Figaro.
Experts are now investigating how the blaze began. Initial reports suggested it was linked to renovation work.