GOT7‘s Jackson was taken to the hospital after collapsing at a fan-meeting and vomiting backstage, according to multiple fans present at the event.
On March 11, GOT7 held their “Excursion with GOT7” fan meeting where fans revealed that Jackson collapsed due to health issues.
During the event, fans quickly began to notice that Jackson was not his usual cheerful self. Fan accounts from attendees reveal that Jackson seemed extremely sick and could not participate in the hi-touch event with fans.
JYP Entertainment confirms GOT7’s Jackson health issues after collapsing. https://t.co/bX4d7DNTE6
— Koreaboo (@Koreaboo) March 12, 2017
According to fans, Jackson returned for the fan-signing portion of the event where he collapsed and slumped onto the table. It was reported that staff then took him backstage where he fell off his chair and began to vomit where he was taken to the hospital immediately afterward.
“Jackson was sick so he couldn’t join the hi-touch and the photo op. He really wanted to join the fan-signs so he participated, but during the fan sign he suddenly just dropped on the table. [He] couldn’t get up and he suddenly just left. Thank you for trying hard for us, please get well soon. We want to see you healthy during the comeback.”
— Japanese GOT7 Fan
The fan meeting, which was specially designed for Japanese fans as it was a part of a special tour package created by Hanjin International, featured the group performing select songs, talking with their fans, posing for photos, and holding a small fan signing event.
Fans have now begun to trend #GetWellSoonJackson to send their love towards Jackson to wish for a speedy recovery. JYP Entertainment has yet to release a statement and the news has not appeared on Korean media outlets either.
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