10 Worst Injures K-Pop Idols Suffered During ISAC

Thankfully, all idols recovered quickly❤️

The Idol Star Athletics Championship has been a staple of Korean pop culture since its inception in 2010. Featuring celebrities, predominantly K-Pop idols, the show involves these stars competing in various sports. Broadcasted by MBC, ISAC has garnered both admiration and criticism over the years.

With recent statements suggesting the show’s discontinuation, fans are reflecting on whether this might be a positive step, particularly considering the numerous injuries idols have suffered during the event.


1. BTS’s Jin

Jin sustained a facial injury when he was accidentally elbowed during a futsal game. He received immediate first aid and later assured fans of his well-being, though the incident raised concerns about the severity of ISAC injuries.


2. TWICE’s Sana

Sana experienced sudden abdominal pain and was diagnosed with enteritis after being rushed to the hospital. Fortunately, she recovered quickly without the need for hospitalization.


3. EXO’s Xiumin

Xiumin suffered a leg injury after a collision during a futsal match. He was diagnosed with a bruised knee and had to wear a soft cast, which limited his participation in subsequent performances.


4. EXO’s Tao

Tao injured his lower back during the high jump event, visibly in pain after an incorrect landing. He received treatment for his back injury soon after and was seemingly okay.

5. GOT7’s Jackson and Jinyoung

Both members sustained minor injuries during the track and field events. Though their injuries were minor, JYP Entertainment stated the two wore casts as a precaution to aid in healing and prevent further damage.

6. MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul

Moonbyul fell during the 60-meter dash, injuring her leg and chin. Despite her previous surgeries in these areas, she was able to recover without lasting issues and even participated in the archery event.

7. AOA’s Seolhyun

Seolhyun suffered a severe leg injury during a curling event practice, affecting her knee. This injury prevented her from joining her group for their “Miniskirt” promotions.


8. INFINITE’s Wohyun

Woohyun’s shoulder was seriously injured during a futsal game, leading to long-term consequences. He revealed years later that he had lost cartilage in his shoulder and was advised to expect chronic pain in the future, significantly altering his physical activities and lifestyle.

9. VIXX’s Leo

Leo was also injured in a futsal game, resulting in him leaving the venue on crutches and in a cast. His injury led to the cancellation of his appearance on a show and limited his participation in VIXX’s performances.

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10. IMFACT’s Ungjae

Ungjae’s shoulder injury occurred during an aerobics performance. His agency revealed that his shoulders were already weak, and the strain from the event led to severe pain, necessitating hospital treatment.

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