STAYs (fans of Stray Kids) are expressing concern for Lee Know‘s condition.
Currently, Stray Kids are on their 2nd World Tour “MANIAC.” They are touring the United States and have already performed two successful concerts at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
신나게 즐기는 스테이를 보면 최소 여덟 배는 더 행복해져요🥰 고마워요✨
THANK YOU NEWARK for the amazing memories✨
Watching STAY enjoy our show is what makes us the happiest🥰#StrayKids #스트레이키즈#2ndWorldTour_MANIAC#MANIAC #MANIAC_SKZ#YouMakeStrayKidsStay pic.twitter.com/xlOi07Cg2B
— Stray Kids (@Stray_Kids) June 30, 2022
Since the first Newark concert, rumors have circulated that Lee Know fainted.
According to STAYs in attendance, he left during the middle of the concert to fix his in-ear or mic. He ended up being gone longer than expected.
Not only that, but he was absent from the members’ ending speeches, and STAYs reported that when he had returned, “he looked down” and barely spoke.
+ nearing the middle center of the stage and it just seems like he was gone to fix his mic from what i heard other stays say but idk if he actually did faint that also explains it but rly hope he’s ok bc he did great despite his in ear issues ! we love u lee know <3
— ًIes saw skz d1 (@simphobic) June 29, 2022
A Lee Know-biased STAY on TikTok shared clips from the concert, revealing more regarding his condition.
In one clip, shortly before he left to go backstage, he can be seen losing his balance while handling the confetti guns. For others, the confetti guns were being handled like they were extremely lightweight.
While others found issues with the claims that Lee Know was unwell, many more agreed that something seemed wrong. They, too, noticed that he appeared “exhausted,” “dizzy,” and perhaps even “shaking” at times.
STAYs noted that the tour dates are one right after another, giving the members little to no time to rest. And, it’s concerning that it’s near the start of the tour, and a member already has shown signs of exhaustion.
not to sound stressful but I hope Skz get a break right away because the idea of putting one date after another only goes to decline their physical health. Lee Know already looks tired, I wouldn't want either him or the others to be sick, their health is what matters most 🙁
— 천사 🐬 (@hyunkissy) June 30, 2022
So, naturally, many STAYs are concerned and hope that Lee Know prioritizes his health and won’t overwork himself.
Lee know, please stop overworking yourself. I know that dancing is your way of communicating, and that you want to show your best. But to me and all the stays out there, your health is what we prioritise. If you did faint back stage, please rest and recover well. Okay? Love you pic.twitter.com/3401XsP7cR
— staaa (@staaa87371673) June 29, 2022
Since that night, they have already performed another concert in Newark, and most STAYs feel that Lee Know already appeared to be doing better.
LEE KNOW TOOK MY PHONE AND FILMED HAN IN THE BACK 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/QSGjWW9oF8
— 0t8 ✨ (@pastelskzoo) June 30, 2022
In fact, he was the last to leave the stage.
leeknow was the last to exit the stage today🥺❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/rTsyd0dtfA
— 퀔냥냥 (@smolsungies) June 30, 2022
We hope he truly is taking care of himself!