Seventeen's Seungkwan undergoes surgery after ankle injury, concerned fans pray for his speedy recovery
South Korean singer and songwriter Boo Seung-kwan, better known as Seungkwan, a member of the popular K-pop band Seventeen, has suffered an ankle injury and will be out of action for a while.
A statement was issued by Seventeen on Twitter, which said that Seungkwan had injured himself during a practice session. According to the statement, the musician had a “ruptured ligament in the left ankle," and after consulting a medical expert, who advised him to undergo surgery, Seungkwan’s operation took place last Saturday. It further stated that Seungkwan's primary focus now is to take rest and prioritize his recovery after the treatment.
According to the statement, Pledis Entertainment will ensure that Seungkwan recovers fully, but until then he will not take part in any of their musical promotions and the band, for the time being, will carry on its activities with the rest of the 12 members of the band.
Quite naturally, the singer’s fans were disappointed and took to Twitter to express their concerns and prayed for his recovery. “Seungkwan!! get well & recover soon. we’ll wait for you!!” said one user. Another tweet read, “Get well soon our sunshine have a good recovery and good rest Seungkwan (sic).” The love for the musician was also visible through tweets such as, “You may not be able to perform choreos for now, but we know that you'll be there, singing 'til the end. we all wish you nothing but the best, the brightest, funniest, most caring seungkwan. i love you” and “Based on what Seungkwan told us before, I'm sure he's worried that he won't be able to participate with their future activities. I just hope that he will be comforted by knowing we don't mind as long as he's recovering, he's alright, and he's well. I love you Boo."
Other fans, too, extended their support and said, “Please don’t worry too much and focus on getting better. we’re praying for your speedy recovery, seungkwan! we can’t wait to see you smile and hear your precious laugh again.” Another fan wrote, “It will take time for him to dance again esp now that he had surgery but i hope he got proper rest and physical therapy so he can recover quickly. don’t rush Seungkwan take all the rest and healing you need.”
The South Korean boy band was formed in 2015 by Pledis Entertainment. The group consists of 13 members divided into three sub-units, each with a different area of specialization: 'Hip-Hop Unit', 'Vocal Unit', and 'Performance Unit'. Seventeen has released three studio albums and six extended plays. Their recent album released in June, titled 'Heng:garæ’, which is their seventh EP.
In June last year as well there was uncertainty about the musician’s participation for the promotion of ‘Hit’. While initially it was stated that he would sit it out because of a “minor ankle injury," the band later issued another statement that he indeed will participate as he has strong “will” to do so, but only indulge in “minimal dancing."