HIGHLIGHT’s Yoseob, who recently held his solo concert BITTER SWEET, in Seoul, revealed that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 two weeks before the concert and revealed the reason for hiding it. This concert was also his first solo concert in five years.
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✅ 18:00 [요섭] 2023 양요섭 솔로 콘서트 [BITTER SWEET] (올림픽공원 올림픽홀)
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Regarding the delayed performance due to his military service, he apologized to fans saying, “To be honest, we should have held a concert after the release of my first full-length album, ‘Chocolate Box,’ but things weren’t going well at that time.”
The concert was conducted with three concepts: white, milk, and dark, and prepared a set list of twenty songs. Yang, who had been preparing for his solo concert since last year’s fan-con tour, stated, “I’m so happy right now, but sometimes I feel like I don’t want to go back. I prepared while battling a cold in May. Please don’t get sick, and I hope you will be happy with HIGHLIGHT for a long time.”
At the end of the show, he also added, “I think the concert is a time to be the most honest with everyone. I think there were a lot of really difficult moments while waiting for this moment to meet you guys. After fighting my cold that wouldn’t go away in May, I was diagnosed with COVID-19 two weeks ago. I’ve been hiding it because I didn’t want to burden everyone with this stage.”