Red Velvet members Irene, Joy and Yeri have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
According to the agency, Irene, Joy and Yeri had tested positive after pre-emptively using self-test kits, and their diagnoses were later confirmed by PCR tests. It added that remaining members Seulgi and Wendy had returned negative results on additional rounds of testing.
“[Irene, Joy and Yeri] are currently carrying out at-home treatment, and they are not exhibiting any particular symptoms,” said SM, per Soompi. The agency noted that all three infected members had completed two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
As a result, the K-pop group’s upcoming live concert ‘2022 The ReVe Festival: Prologue’ has been postponed. The two-day concert, originally scheduled to take place on March 19 and 20 at Seoul’s Olympic Handball Gymnasium, would have marked their first concert in over two years as a full group.
“The future status of the event will be decided after reviewing the COVID-19 situation and the artists’ health,” shared the agency.
However, SM noted that the release of the group’s forthcoming mini-album ‘The ReVe Festival 2022 – Feel My Rhythm’ will be proceeding on March 21 as scheduled. The upcoming album will mark Red Velvet’s first music project since their August 2021 mini-album ‘Queendom’.
Last week, SM Entertainment revealed that the quintet’s much-anticipated comeback single ‘Feel My Rhythm’ would feature a sample of the Bach composition ‘Air On The G String’. The agency also described the track as a “pop dance song” that combines string-like melodies and an intense trap beat, on top of the classical elements.
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