Appearing Wednesday on Access Hollywood Live, RuPaul said that he was “so numb” from this weekend's attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando.

“I am so numb from the whole thing and everyone has something to say about it.  I don't have any words yet,” RuPaul said. “I don't want to minimize it into some celebrity sound bite, and I know this is a benchmark for the American people. This is a huge wake-up call for us on so many levels.  There needs to be a shift in our collective consciousness.”

Forty-nine people lost their lives in the attack. Several of the dozens injured remain in critical condition.

“It's not just about gun control. It's not just about gay people. It's about our identity as Americans. And that's the challenge for us moving forward,” he added.

The RuPaul's Drag Race host added: “Every American who believes in what this country stands for is shaken to the core.”