The singer managed to get locked in her own dressing room. A LOEN Entertainment rep shared the accident on Twitter, "With the door locked, the doorknob fell off. Ah it's not funny. IU-nim is stuck inside," and shared a photo of staff trying to fix the broken doorknob on IU's dressing room.
Although the situation is definitely not something to laugh about if you were in IU's shoes, the way the staff looked into the peephole in helplessness left fans laughing at the odds of such an accident happening. Hopefully, it's a sign of good luck.
Fans commented, "I heard IU was successfully released", "It's a serious situation, but it's funny at the same time", and "She must have been flustered."
IU will perform her title track "The Red Shoes" for the first time on tonight's 'M! Countdown'!
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