On November 20, shocking news was delivered that Kyuhyun was injured while trying to stop a woman wielding a knife in the dressing room of the musical ‘Ben-Hur.‘
According to reports, a woman in her 30s was arrested after sneaking into the musical dressing room in Magok-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, around 6 pm on November 19 and wielded a weapon at musical actor Park Eun Tae. Kyuhyun suffered minor injuries as he bravely intervened, and his prompt action helped prevent further escalation of the situation.
An official from the musical explained, “It seems the woman slipped through as she blended in with the actors’ acquaintances who came to visit the crew because it was the last performance for the night. Mr. Kyuhyun only sustained minor injuries such as slight bruising and cuts.”
The woman reportedly stated during the police investigation, “I got angry because the musical actor didn’t recognize me as a fan, so I committed the crime.“
Musical actor Park Eun Tae’s agency also issued a statement on the actor’s fan club page, stating, “Many people expressed their concerns and inquiries after reading the article about the dressing room knife incident that occurred after the final performance of ‘November 19th, Sunday’ at the venue.”
The agency continued, “After the final performance, an individual without any apparent affiliation entered the waiting room where the actor was located. This person entered the waiting room and attempted to attack the actor, who was vulnerable after the conclusion of the performance. Sensing something amiss, the actor managed to subdue the individual, with assistance from actors Seo Kyung Soo and Kyuhyun, who were present in the waiting room during the incident.“
Park Eun Tae’s agency explained that the actor had actually attended a fan meeting right after the knife attack incident since the fan meeting was already planned. The agency explained, “Although he greeted fans without any sign of discomfort amid the situation, we want to convey that he was actually quite unsettled. Currently, there is concern about potential psychological trauma, and he is in need of rest.“
However, concerns were raised questions about the actions of Park Eun Tae’s agency.
Several netizens expressed concern over the agency’s handling of the situation, noting that the incident was only officially communicated to the actor’s fan club in response to fan inquiries only after it had already been reported in the news. Additionally, they pointed out that the agency proceeded with the fan meeting event immediately following the distressing incident.
One fan also revealed that this was not the only serious incident that occurred to the musical actor this year.
The fan shared, “An iron chain hanging from the high ceiling fell next to the actor. Despite the doctor’s opinion that the actor’s neck was seriously injured and needed a period of rest, the agency proceeded the performances without consideration for the actor’s desire to take a break. Even though an intruder caused a disturbance to the extent that adult males had to subdue the intruder, it was overlooked without any official announcement.”
Other fans criticized that this incident might not have come to light if it wasn’t for Kyuhyun getting injured.
Netizens commented, “Seriously, if it weren’t for Kyuhyun, a well-known figure, getting hurt, they probably would have just swept this under the rug. It’s truly despicable behavior, not just towards Kyuhyun or Park Eun Tae, but to everyone present at that scene. You guys know very well how actors are perceived, yet you still manage to find ways to shock me by discovering more of these unacceptable actions. It’s incredibly frustrating,” “I keep seeing this EMK agency for negative things,” “oh my” “It was Park Eun Tae??? What’s really wrong with EMK?? Moreover, before moving, it was impossible for outsiders to enter the LG art center dressing room, so people were able to only meet them at the main hall, but the LAC that moved doesn’t have that regulation?” “EMK had issues with the ‘Rebecca’ musical too,” “This was Park Eun Tae?? Wow, the way they handled the situation,” and “I can’t believe this happened to Park Eun Tae.”
Author: from www.allkpop.com