Pledis Entertainment has canceled fromis_9's upcoming media and fan showcases.
In an announcement made on June 26 KST, the agency revealed that five members – Hayoung, Jiwon, Seoyeon, Chaeyoung, and Jiheon – were in a minor car accident the day before. While their injuries are not serious, doctors have suggested that they continue treating their bruises and muscle pain and refrain from too much activity over the next few days.
While their new album 'from our Memento Box' will still be released on June 27, both the press showcase and fan showcase have been canceled.
The full press release can be read below:
"Hello. This is Pledis Entertainment.
We would like to provide you with information on the health status of some of the fromis_9 members and their future schedule.
Song Hayoung, Park Jiwon, Lee Seoyeon, Lee Chaeyoung, and Baek Jiheon were in a car accident on Saturday, June 25. Fortunately, the injury of the members and other passengers in the car was not serious, and they were all immediately taken to the emergency room for medical examination and treatment.
These five members got a more thorough examination on Sunday, June 26. They were advised by doctors that they should continue to receive medical treatment for their muscle pain and bruises, although they have been confirmed to have no fractures. Doctors also provided opinions that the members’ physical condition should be attentively monitored and they should refrain from increasing the amount of activities more than necessary for the next few days.
In this regard, we would like to inform you that fromis_9’s 5th Mini Album “from our Memento Box” will be released as scheduled on Monday, June 27. However, for the safety of the fromis_9 members, the media showcase and fan showcase, scheduled on June 27 will not proceed. We ask for your kind understanding from all our fans and members of the press.
Our company has decided to respect and follow the advice from the medical staff to place the members’ speedy recovery as a top priority and adjust the group’s future activities and schedule accordingly. Please kindly note that depending on the recovery status of Song Hayoung, Park Jiwon, Lee Seoyeon, Lee Chaeyoung, and Baek Jiheon, their future schedule will be arranged with plenty of flexibility and they may not be able to perform choreography on stage.
We will continue to provide support for treatment and rapid recovery of these five members of fromis_9.