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Covid in K-pop: Seventeen's Vernon falls sick hours after collab with Charli XCX

Vernon becomes the second Seventeen member to get Covid-19 following Wonwoo
Vernon dropped a collab with Charli XCX on the same day (Weverse/Seventeen)
Vernon dropped a collab with Charli XCX on the same day (Weverse/Seventeen)

It has been quite chaotic in Caratland for a few days ever since Charli XCX asked Carats (Seventeen’s fandom) how she could get in touch with Seventeen’s Vernon for a collab. And with Vernon known to come online at the wrong times, fans were worried he would miss the request again as he had accidentally ghosted Charli in May 2021. However, this time the K-pop idol came online right on time and fans got to witness the cutest of interactions.

And it looks like it wasn’t just all talk because days after the Twitter interaction, the pop star shared that she was indeed dropping a new remix featuring none other than Seventeen’s Vernon. Charli XCX’s ‘Beg For You’ remix version features Vernon, A.G. Cook and Japanese-British singer Rina Sawayama. Fans were over the moon that the collab had come into fruition as it dropped on February 25. But hours later it was, unfortunately, reported that Vernon had been diagnosed with Covid-19.

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Vernon gets Covid-19

With the Omicron strain not considered lethal, idols are allowed to continue with their busy activities among mass gatherings. However, that has led to several of them getting infected, with 10 K-pop idols testing positive just this week. Previously, Wonwoo had gotten Covid-19 on February 12. Well, Vernon becomes the second Seventeen member to fall sick and his scheduled activities are currently suspended.

On February 25, his label, Pledis shared that Vernon had a sore throat the day before and his result from a self-test kit came back positive. He immediately took a PCR test and it has come back positive on February 25. The Seventeen member does not have any other symptoms and so is being treated at home. The label also added that the other group members to come in contact with him were DK, Dino, S.Coups and Woozi, however, their tests came back negative and do not have any symptoms.


'Get well soon'

Worried fans made tweets like, “Get well soon vernon 🤍 eat all the ramen you please and rest as much as you can.” Another Carat posted, “Vernon, who’s always wishing for us to stay safe and healthy, wishing you a quick and safe recovery.” One fan commented, “Vernon tested positive 😭😭 wishing you a speedy recovery vernon!!” Another added, “Praying for Vernon's fast recovery and the safety of all the members and staff of seventeen.” One fan shared, "Covid getting vernon right after the remix dropped This is so terrible." Another Carat said, "VERNON HAS COVID IM SICK OF IT." One upset fan tweeted, "Wtf why won’t Covid just let vernon have ONE DAY in peace with his collab having just dropped."