On August 17, the members met with a reporter in the 'M Countdown' waiting room. When asked about the incident, Taewoong commented, "To be honest, I was very shocked."
The group held a busking event on the streets of Myeongdong to promote their 4th mini album 'Star' when the unexpected situation arose.
Without any prior warning, an elderly woman attacked Taewoong, hitting him in the stomach and claiming the boys were interfering with her business. The scene was recorded by a fan as the video went viral.
Taewoong went on to explain, "I was really surprised but I wasn't hurt. All the members froze in shock as well." The idol star continued, "I think she decided to use such actions because she thought we were interfering with her business. With that being said, we will make sure to be prepared for such occurrences in our future busking events."
He once again emphasized, "I'm honestly okay though. I was only a bit alarmed, luckily no one got injured. We apologize for the unsettling mishap."
Other members also voiced their opinions, "We all instantly froze at that time. However, Taewoong took it quite well. It's a relief he wasn't injured or anything."