SHINee member Onew has suffered a injury to his ankle.
Onew traveled to Paris with the rest of his SHINee members for KBS 2TV ‘s K-pop festival special, ‘Music Bank in Paris’, but was unable to perform with his fellow members due to an ankle injury.
At a press conference that was held ahead of the performance, fellow member Jonghyun announced the news to the local and international media outlets present and sincerely apologized for Onew’s absence.
“Onew will not be able to stand on stage due to his ankle injury,” he said. “We are really upset that he will not be able to be with us on stage, but we will make sure all five of us perform together for our next stage in Europe.”
“This is our second time in Paris after last year,” he continued. “Watching last year’s performance, I realized that a passion for performance exists in each country.”
“I think this will be a good opportunity for cultural exchange,” he added. “We promise to put on a good show for you.”
All 10,000 seats for the ‘Music Bank’ performance were immediately sold out, and 50 people from Korea’s top idol groups traveled to Paris for the event including Girls’ Generation, 2PM, T-ara, B2ST, 4minute, SHINee, U-KISS , SISTAR , and more.
‘Music Bank in Paris’ will air on February 18th at 11:05PM in two 80-minute segments.