The members of Red Velvet love and appreciate their fans a lot!
On December 29, Red Velvet held a fan sign event in celebration of their recent comeback, The ReVe Festival: Finale and accompanying title track, “Psycho”.
At the fan sign event, only 4 members were present, as Wendy recently suffered an accident during the stage rehearsals for the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun. The members talked to the fans about lots of things, and also opened up about Wendy’s current condition, thanking fans for supporting them during this difficult time.
When a fan expressed concerns for Wendy’s condition, Irene comforted the fan by telling them that Wendy’s recovering and that she’s resting well. Yeri revealed that every year, the members have a Christmas party, but because they couldn’t have one this year, she is looking forward to uploading pictures of good food and a healthy Wendy at next year’s Christmas party.
Seulgi then revealed that for the time being, they’ll be promoting as 4, and will have to split Wendy’s parts among them. She asked fans for their understanding if their voices crack while performing Wendy’s parts, because Wendy’s such an amazing vocalist that they’ll all have a tough time reaching those notes! She also said that after the fan meet, they’re going straight to Wendy to cheer her up!
Joy was the next to speak up, and talked about how Wendy loves singing so much. She revealed that Wendy was so excited to perform at the event that she clutched the microphone close to her all the way to the hospital, and wouldn’t let go. She then smilingly said that at the hospital, Seulgi told her to rest, because they can still perform “Psycho” ten years later as well!
Seulgi then also revealed that Wendy’s parents are both in Korea. Wendy likes to talk a lot, so she kept chatting with everybody to the point where her mother even jokingly said:
At least your mouth is fine.
They then brought up how Wendy had been sharing all the fruits that well-wishers had sent her, and that despite having a hard time, she still tries to be bright for the others, worrying about them more than herself. Seulgi then spoke proudly of Wendy’s hardworking personality, saying that even while on hiatus, Wendy was still thinking of how best to utilize the time to learn something new.
But while trying to be bright, Wendy still has moments where she’s sad. Joy revealed that due to the fractures in her cheekbones, she can’t chew, and can only eat food that has been smashed first. Seulgi brought her fresh fruit juice, but couldn’t get her her favorite drink, bubble tea, because the pearls in them have to be chewed. At this, Wendy sadly said,
But gongcha (bubble tea) is all about the pearls…
Joy then tearfully revealed that she had been angry at the apology that SBS had issued regarding the incident as well, and thanked fans for supporting them and giving Wendy the love she deserves.
There’s something that I really want to thank the fans for. There are a lot of times where the situations on stage have been dangerous, but I’ve always thought that since its my job, these things were obvious or okay.
But when that happened to Wendy, I was so sad, and the apology that was given to her made me angry, too. I thought that it was wrong to just wrap it up like this. But the fans supported Wendy, and expressed that we need to fix this. When things get tough, that is when we really need to join forces.
This kind of incident should never happen again. Honestly, even though she’s badly hurt physically…it could be because she doesn’t want us to worry about her, but she tries to be bright. Seeing that honestly makes my heart hurt.
When I’m with unnie, its not this sad but when I’m working and she’s not there, since this is the first, official time, I think about her a lot. But Wendy’s told me this before; that when you’re sad, its okay to cry.
So when you’re sad too, just cry and let’s pray for her to recover quickly together. We will pass on your feelings and words to her, and we will work hard next year too…Its true that I’m really worried about her…
Let’s pray for her.
Red Velvet recently made their comeback with “Psycho”. Due to Wendy’s unfortunate accident, she’ll be taking time off to focus on her recovery at this time.
We wish you a full and speedy recovery, Wendy!