SBS Issues Official Apology To Red Velvet’s Wendy + States They Have Begun Internal Investigation
SBS has released an official apology to Red Velvet’s Wendy following the injury she suffered while rehearsing for 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon.
On December 25, it was announced that Wendy had been rushed to the hospital after suffering injuries during her rehearsal for 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon, and as a result, Red Velvet would not be participating in the live show. In an update, SM Entertainment revealed that Wendy had fallen from the stage, suffering fractures in her right pelvis and wrist, as well as injuries to her face. SBS also issued an apology to fans and viewers for the incident.
On December 26, SBS has released a second apology, this time addressed to Wendy, her family, the other members of Red Velvet, and fans, and it reads as follows:
We wish to apologize once more regarding 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon.
During the rehearsals for Gayo Daejeon on December 25, an unfortunate accident took place. SBS wishes to once more sincerely apologize to Red Velvet’s Wendy, who was injured, as well as her family, the members of Red Velvet, and fans.
As Wendy’s recovery comes before all else, the director of SBS’s entertainment division and the staff have been working closely with her agency SM Entertainment since the accident occurred, and we are doing our best to provide adequate treatment for her injuries.
Right after the accident took place on December 25, the staff blocked off the area and called for emergency services so that Wendy could be rushed to the hospital and undergo a thorough examination. We have begun an internal investigation into understanding the exact details of the accident, and once we fully understand the cause, we will take greater care to ensure that such an accident does not occur again.
Wendy is currently undergoing inpatient treatment and examination at a hospital in Seoul. SBS promises to do our best to work with Wendy’s family and the medical staff to ensure that Wendy has a quick and full recovery.
Once again, we wish to sincerely apologize to Red Velvet’s Wendy and her family.
According to SM Entertainment’s most recent update, Wendy is currently focusing on her treatment, and the other four members of Red Velvet will be participating in the upcoming 2019 KBS Song Festival and 2019 MBC Music Festival in a limited capacity.