Update: In the midst of news of Taeyang’s injury, a representative of YG Entertainment stated to OSEN on April 13, “Taeyang did suffer a minor ankle injury while in the U.S., but it’s nearly completely healed, and it will in no way affect his future schedule.”
It has belatedly been revealed that BIGBANG’s Taeyang suffered an injury while preparing for the group’s long-awaited comeback.
According to a music industry insider, Taeyang recently injured his ankle. Although the injury is not major, it is said that Taeyang expressed sudden pain in his ankle during practice and is currently receiving treatment. As this situation occurred ahead of BIGBANG’s comeback concert at the end of the month and in the midst of preparations for their official comeback in May, Taeyang and YG Entertainment reps are paying close attention to the injury.
Taeyang and the rest of the BIGBANG members went to Los Angeles on April 1 to film for their music video and returned to Korea on April 10. While in LA, Taeyang had been spotted in a wheelchair throughout their stay. Fortunately, the injury doesn’t have a serious impact on Taeyang’s ability to walk. However, he has been receiving help getting around, as he is still in the middle of treatment.
It is reported that the BIGBANG member will be continuing treatment and will carefully be taking part in their practices in order to stand on stage for the group’s upcoming concerts.
Meanwhile, BIGBANG will be opening up “BIGBANG 2015 World Tour in Seoul” this coming April 25 and 26 and releasing their new song on May 1.