KUALA LUMPUR: Wendy of popular K-Pop group Red Velvet sustained major injuries after falling off a stage during rehearsals yesterday for the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon event.
According to Koreaboo, the girl group’s agency, SM Entertainment had issued several statements with regards to the unfortunate incident.
One announced that the popular quintet would be cancelling its appearance at the annual televised music festival which usually happens at the end of the year in South Korea.
Another statement read: “During rehearsals for her individual performance on SBS Gayo Daejeon, Wendy fell off the stage. Wendy was immediately transferred to the hospital for a thorough examination and it was revealed that she had suffered injuries to her face, as well as had broken her right pelvis and her right wrist.”
It added: “Right now, Wendy is waiting for additional examinations after receiving preliminary emergency treatment at the hospital. We plan to focus solely on treatment, as the artiste’s health is our top priority. We will let fans know about Red Velvet’s future schedules as soon as we organise them.”
Fans of Red Velvet, dubbed Reveluvs, were understandably irate at SBS over the unsafe environment at the festival. Apparently, fans who were waiting for a pre-recording session to begin at the venue alleged that the 25-year-old idol’s injury was caused by an unstable stage, unsafe for performing on, and that she had fallen from a height of about 2 metres.
These allegations have not been confirmed although SBS had released an apology over the unfortunate incident.
SM Entertainment had also released another statement earlier today that detailed the group’s activities in the near future.
It said: “With the exception of Wendy, the other four Red Velvet members will only participate individually such as for their planned collaboration stages and MC role at the KBS Song Festival (Dec 27) and MBC Music Festival (Dec 31), and Red Velvet will not perform as a group. Wendy is currently hospitalised and receiving treatment. She will focus on treatment until her health is recovered.”