MooMoos were excited to finally see MAMAMOO perform as ot4 after a long time today at the Incheon Airport Sky Festival. But just one song into their set, Whee In had to rush off stage to take care of a serious injury.
MAMAMOO kicked off their performance with their 2018 song “Starry Night,” enchanting the audience with their heavenly vocals and stage presence. But as soon as the four members finished off the performance with the final pose at the front of the stage, the fireworks went off and soon Whee In was seen covering her eyes with a painful expression.
The last explosion of the fireworks was really close to the members and they were shock.
— DragonKazoo77 | Mamamoo+ Better (@DragonKazoo77) September 24, 2022
From the clips, it seems like some of the ashes from the fireworks went right into her eyes as MAMAMOO were standing very close to the front end of the stage. Whee In tried to power through the pain and started performing the next song, “HIP,” doing the choregraphy and singing, all with her eyes closed. But when she realized she needed to get help, she ran off stage mid-performance. After the three members finished the song, they updated the audience that Whee In won’t be able to perform the rest of the set due to her injury.
Wheein still tried to continue even after firework dust got into her eyes, even tried to open her eyes a few times in hope that she can continue but the pain was probably unbearable
— ❖ASTRAL BLAST⁴ˣ⁴ ✭ 𝗦𝗢𝗟𝗔𝗥 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗔 𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗜 ✭ (@AstralBlasts) September 24, 2022
MAMAMOO were forced to modify their set on spot and they decided to move forward with the show as three, without doing the choreographies. Thanks to their unbeatable stage presence, the performance went well. But fans can’t help feeling concerned for Whee In’s health as she was in quite a lot of pain on stage. Many MooMoos are speculating that maybe because MAMAMOO didn’t rehearse at the venue, they were unaware of the fireworks going off so close to where they were standing. Some fans feel that the organizers should be held responsible for risking the artists’ safety and not sending in someone to help Whee In on stage when she was clearly hurt.
Down by 1 person, Mamamoo managed to adjust their choreography & singing parts in real time just shows their professionalism and experience
— viv (@moovivic) September 24, 2022
WAIT A DAMN MINUTE… MAMAMOO DIDNT HAVE A TECH REHEARSAL NO? SO THEY WOULDNT HAVE KNOWN? OR THE ORGANIZERS COULD HAVE PRACTICED THE FIREWORKS AND CHECKED TO SEE IF THEY WERE AT A DECENT DISTANCE FROM THE GIRLS ???
— evie/eve ❖ (@mmeongcheongi) September 24, 2022
Fans are hoping that the artist doens’t feel too let down by this incident and that her eyes are not too hurt. So far, neither RBW Entertainment, not THE L1VE has shared any updates on her health.
i hope wheein doesn’t blame herself for what happened today, or apologise for running offstage because hot firework ashes in the eye is very dangerous and requires immediate medical attention. safety is alway the top priority and we are praying for only good news from her 🙏
— e+ (@soleilbyul) September 24, 2022