February 21 marks Wendy’s 26th birthday, nearing almost 2 months since she was hospitalized for a serious injury. Now, she’s broken her silence, surprising ReVeluvs with the sweetest Instagram post.
During rehearsals for the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon on December 25, Red Velvet’s Wendy fell from a platform over 2 meters high. Seriously injuring her pelvis, face, and wrist, Wendy was immediately hospitalized. Because of the severity of her fractures, Wendy has been under hospital care for several months.
Alongside keeping her from her love of singing and performing, Wendy’s injuries also prevented her from communicating with fans. When Red Velvet wrote Lunar New Year messages for ReVeluvs, Wendy was the only one who couldn’t—likely because of her wrist fracture. She’s also the only member who hasn’t joined Dear U, SM Entertainment’s new premium artist-fan messaging service.
Unsurprisingly, ReVeluvs have been missing Wendy like crazy over the past two months, wondering how long it would be before they heard from her again. Most weren’t willing to get their hopes up for a birthday message, but Wendy surprised everyone today by posting a greeting from her personal Instagram account, @todayis_wendy!
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Happiness~💚💜💗💛💙 안녕하세요 레드벨벳의 웬디입니다~ 오랜만이죠 여러분?🤗 놀라셨나용?? 두달만에 이렇게 게시물을 올리게 되는 것 같은데요~ 21일인 오늘 제 생일을 축하해주셔서 너무 감사드려요~ 그리고 여러분들의 걱정과 사랑 덕분에 잘회복하고 있고 좋아지고 있답니다~ 많이 놀라게 해드리고 걱정시켜 드린거 같아서 미안해요😢 벌써 2월도 다 지나가고 있네요. 시간이 느린 것 같으면서도 빠른 것 같기도 하구..ㅎㅎ 우리 러비들~ 인스타 라이브 때 말했던 것 처럼 전 어디 안 가고 여기 그대로 있을거에요~ 평생 노래할꺼니깐요~ 그러니깐 빨리 회복해서 건강한 모습으로 무대에서 만날 수 있도록 할게요! 그동안 매일 매일 행복한 날들만 보내고 계세요!! 언제나 정말 많이 고맙고 좋아해요 우리 러비들😘 아주 많이 보고싶어요~
Always the sweetheart, bilingual Wendy made sure to write the message in both Korean and English so as many fans as possible could understand. She also accompanied both posts with plenty of pretty selfies for everyone who missed her.
In the message, Wendy thanked everyone for all the love and support on her birthday. She also gave fans the reassuring words they’d been hoping for: “I’m recovering very well, thanks to all of our ReVeluv”.
One part of the message that really touched fans’ hearts was her reference to a past Instagram live stream. During one of her streams where she sings songs for the fans, Wendy told viewers that she wouldn’t be going anywhere. No matter what happens, she promised she’d always be there to sing for anyone who wants to listen.
In her latest Instagram post, Wendy reiterated those words.
As I said during my Instagram live, I won’t be going anywhere but always singing right next to you as Wendy.
Wendy finished up by thanking all her fans for coming into her life and being such a significant part of her journey.
I hope to see you all soon on stage!… Miss you lots💋Muahh😘
Unsurprisingly, fans can’t stop crying after going so long without their beloved singer’s touching words and pretty face.
wendy said she's getting better and that she wont go anywhere just like what she said on her insta live before, she will be here and she will sing for the rest of her life 😭😭😭😭😭
— t (@joyisthetics) February 21, 2020
wendy didn’t need to give us any updates and yet she posted twice with her captions in both korean and english. it’s her birthday and she’s still the one giving. the best girl. there are no words to describe someone like her.
— today is wendy 💙 (@wancheeks) February 21, 2020
We wish Wendy all the best in her recovery and hope she can get back to her love of singing as soon as possible!
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Happiness💚💜💗💛💙 Dear our ReVeluv, Hello everyone, it’s Wendy! Missed me much? 🙂 It’s been awhile since I’ve uploaded my latest post. I just wanted to thank you everyone for all the love and support you have shared with me on my birthday. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Also, I’m recovering very well, thanks to all of our ReVeluv♥️ As I said during my Instagram live, I won’t be going anywhere but always singing right next to you as Wendy. I hope to see you all soon on stage! Thanks to you all, our Reveluv, for coming into my life and taking a huge part of my journey. Miss you lots💋Muahh😘