EXO’s D.O had his right ankle injured during the group’s performance at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards on November 22. He ended up seeking treatment for his injury at a local hospital.
EXO’s agency, SM Entertainment, said that D.O complained of pain in his right ankle after EXO finished their MAMA performance, and he was immediately taken to a nearby hospital in Hong Kong for medical examination and emergency treatment. As a result, he was not on stage with the rest of the EXO members to receive the Album of the Year award.
According to hospital results, D.O did not suffer any damage to the bone, and is planning to receive physical treatment as soon as he returns to Korea on November 23. According to the representative, D.O’s injury is not serious and can be treated adequately with physical therapy.
EXO performed hit songs “Growl” and “Wolf” and received a warm response for their top-notch performance. The performance, titled “A Sweet Dream,” began with the EXO members tied to their desks, with the members breaking free from their bonds and launching into an energetic performance of “Growl.” This was followed by a martial arts-dance battle between Kai and Luhan. Their next song, “Wolf,” moved to the center stage and made good use of the floor lighting to amplify their performance. Despite injuring his ankle while performing, D.O displayed his fighting spirit, finishing off the performance without even a hint of injury.
Singer-songwriter Yoon Jong Shin left a positive comment on his Twitter account, saying, “Ah cool. That’s why EXO is EXO.”
EXO released their first studio album, “XOXO,” this year and are approaching the 1 million mark in album sales. They won the Album of the Year at the 2013 MAMA, and in their acceptance speeches, one comment that struck a note was to “just enjoy the moment.” I’m sure they’ll be doing just that!