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SBS begins internal investigation after Red Velvet star Wendy’s horror accident


Red Velvet’s performance was cancelled after Wendy’s accident (Picture: Picture: Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)

SBS has started an internal investigation into the accident that saw Red Velvet’s Wendy break her pelvis and wrist.

Red Velvet were rehearsing for their stage at the annual SBS Gayo Daejeon show on Christmas Day when Wendy fell from the stage.

New reports claim that Wendy fell as stairs ‘were not set in place’.

And the network has now issued a statement ‘sincerely apologising’ to Wendy and Red Velvet.

SBS said: ‘We wish to apologise once more regarding 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon.

Wendy broke her pelvis and wrist (Picture: JTBC PLUS/Imazins via Getty Images)

‘During the rehearsals for Gayo Daejeon on December 25, an unfortunate accident took place. SBS wishes to once more sincerely apologise to Red Velvet’s Wendy, who was injured, as well as her family, the members of Red Velvet, and fans.

‘As Wendy’s recovery comes before all else, the director of SBS’s entertainment division and the staff have been working closely with her agency SM Entertainment since the accident occurred, and we are doing our best to provide adequate treatment for her injuries.’

They continued: ‘Right after the accident took place on December 25, the staff blocked off the area and called for emergency services so that Wendy could be rushed to the hospital and undergo a thorough examination. We have begun an internal investigation into understanding the exact details of the accident, and once we fully understand the cause, we will take greater care to ensure that such an accident does not occur again.

SBS apologised to the band (Picture: THE FACT/Imazins via Getty Images)

‘Wendy is currently undergoing inpatient treatment and examination at a hospital in Seoul. SBS promises to do our best to work with Wendy’s family and the medical staff to ensure that Wendy has a quick and full recovery.

‘Once again, we wish to sincerely apologise to Red Velvet’s Wendy and her family.’

Wendy is being treated for a broken pelvis and wrist, a cracked cheekbone and bruising.

SM Entertainment has confirmed that the rest of Red Velvet – who did not go ahead with their SBS Gayo Daejeon performance – will attend two festivals on 27 and 31 December, but won’t perform as a group.

The agency said: ‘With the exception of Wendy, the other four Red Velvet members will only participate individually such as for their planned collaboration stages and MC role at the KBS Song Festival and MBC Music Festival, and Red Velvet will not perform as a group.

‘Wendy is currently hospitalised and receiving treatment. She will focus on treatment until her health is recovered.’



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