On January 27, Super Junior relayed an official statement via the group's official fan community as follows:
"Hello. Thank you to all E.L.Fs for your cheers toward 'Super Junior The Stage'. Due to the recent threats of the Coronavirus, we have decided to carry out the recording for 'Super Junior The Stage' scheduled for this January 28 privately.
Due to various factors which have already been prepared in advance, we are unfortunately unable to reschedule the recording; as a result, we ask fans for their understanding in this decision to hold the show privately.
However, the performance's 'V Live' broadcast will take place as scheduled, and so we ask for your abundant attention toward 'Super Junior The Stage'."
Super Junior's comeback show 'Super Junior The Stage' was originally scheduled for two separate recordings on January 28 with approximately 400 fans in attendance. Meanwhile, Super Junior will be returning with their 9th full repackaged album 'Timeless' on January 28 at 6 PM KST.