KUALA LUMPUR: Remember the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico and killed dozens last Thursday?
Former member of K-Pop group Mblaq Lee Joon was in Mexico City for a fanmeet when the devastating tragedy struck, according to a news report by Koreaboo.
Since many fans had voiced their concerns over his safety, the idol-turned-actor took to Instagram to update his followers and fans on his condition later that day.
“In Mexico. A lot people were worried so I am leaving this comment. The staff and I felt the earthquake but we all evacuated and are all currently in a safe area.
“The earthquake is scary but the hotel staff took good care of us. We are okay now! Please pray for the safety of everyone in Mexico,” wrote the 29-year-old.
Lee’s “The Present” fanmeet was supposed to be held on Friday (Sept 8), a day after the earthquake occurred. It reportedly went on as planned but not before the organisers had heightened their safety precautions.
On Sept 9, Lee posted a picture of the Mexican flag, with the caption (written in Spanish): “I’m really sorry that we couldn’t spend much time together due to security issues.
“Mexico is a country that always gives me so much joy, so I wish there will be no more damages from the earthquake.”
Lee Joon, whose full name is Lee Chang-seon, made his debut through Mblaq in 2009 but had begun acting the year before. In 2009, he starred in the Hollywood martial arts movie Ninja Assassin, playing the teenage version of Raizo.
He left Mblaq in 2014 to focus in acting. Some of his other works include the series Vampire Detective and Heard It Through The Grapevine, for which he won the Excellence Award at the 4th APAN Star Awards.