Girls’ Generation have canceled their comeback music show performances this week after Seohyun’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
On August 9, SM Entertainment revealed Seohyun tested positive for COVID-19, and her schedule is on hiatus as she focuses on treatment and recovery. The label added, “This week’s music show schedule for Girls’ Generation (‘M! Countdown’, ‘Inkigayo’) have been canceled.”
Girls’ Generation’s full statement is as follows:
Seohyun was diagnosed with COVID-19 today (August 9).
Therefore, Seohyun immediately halted all of her scheduled activities and is currently getting treatment and rest, and Girls’ Generation’s music show promotions that were scheduled for this week (“M Countdown,” “Inkigayo”) have unavoidably been cancelled. We ask for fans’ understanding.
Meanwhile, Seohyun took to Instagram Stories to personally apologize to her fans and bandmates after the announcement.
Seohyun wrote, “SONE [Girls’ Generation’s fan club], who must have waited for our promotions more longingly than anyone… and my [Girls’ Generation] unnies [older sisters or female friends]… I’m sorry. I was healthy, so I didn’t think I’d get [COVID-19]… but in the end, I wound up catching it. I’m really so disappointed and feel so sorry… I’ll recover quickly, so let’s meet in good health on the day of next week’s music show!”
Last week, Girls’ Generation made their first comeback as a full group with their seventh studio album “FOREVER 1” and its title track of the same name.
Wishing Seohyun the speediest of recoveries!