fromis_9’s comeback showcases have been cancelled due to several of the group’s members being injured in a car accident.
On June 26, PLEDIS Entertainment announced that five of the group’s members—Song Hayoung, Park Jiwon, Lee Seoyeon, Lee Chaeyoung, and Baek Jiheon—had gotten into a car accident the day prior (June 25).
Fortunately, the fromis_9 members and the other passengers in the car only suffered minor injuries, but doctors advised them to limit their physical activity and carefully monitor their condition while receiving treatment over the next few days.
As a result, both fromis_9’s media showcase and fan showcase for their upcoming comeback—both of which were scheduled to take place on June 27—have been cancelled.
However, fromis_9’s new mini album “from our Memento Box” will still be released according to schedule on June 27 at 6 p.m. KST.
According to PLEDIS Entertainment, it remains unclear whether Song Hayoung, Park Jiwon, Lee Seoyeon, Lee Chaeyoung, and Baek Jiheon will be able to perform choreography on stage during their upcoming comeback promotions, and there may be further changes to their schedule depending on the progress of their recovery.
The agency’s full English statement is as follows:
This is PLEDIS Entertainment.
We would like to provide you with information on the health status of some of the fromis_9 members and their future schedule.
Song Hayoung, Park Jiwon, Lee Seoyeon, Lee Chaeyoung, and Baek Jiheon were in a car accident on Saturday, June 25. Fortunately, the injury of the members and other passengers in the car was not serious, and they were all immediately taken to the emergency room for medical examination and treatment.
These five members got a more thorough examination on Sunday, June 26. They were advised by doctors that they should continue to receive medical treatment for their muscle pain and bruises, although they have been confirmed to have no fractures. Doctors also provided opinions that the members’ physical condition should be attentively monitored and they should refrain from increasing the amount of activities more than necessary for the next few days.
In this regard, we would like to inform you that fromis_9’s 5th Mini Album “from our Memento Box” will be released as scheduled on Monday, June 27. However, for the safety of the fromis_9 members, the media showcase and fan showcase, scheduled on June 27 will not proceed. We ask for your kind understanding from all our fans and members of the press.
Our company has decided to respect and follow the advice from the medical staff to place the members’ speedy recovery as a top priority and adjust the group’s future activities and schedule accordingly. Please kindly note that depending on the recovery status of Song Hayoung, Park Jiwon, Lee Seoyeon, Lee Chaeyoung, and Baek Jiheon, their future schedule will be arranged with plenty of flexibility and they may not be able to perform choreography on stage.
We will continue to provide support for treatment and rapid recovery of these five members of fromis_9.
Wishing the fromis_9 members the speediest of recoveries!