On August 29th, SM Entertainment released a statement that said, “Sooyoung is suffering from a sacrovertebral fracture from the car accident, but thankfully, the injury is nothing serious.”
They continued, “The doctor in charge gave a positive prognosis and said that with plenty of rest and treatment, she will be fully recovered in no time. Sooyoung will be unable to participate in upcoming planned schedules.”
The injury from her car accident means that Sooyoung will not be able to perform at the “SM TOWN LIVE in Tokyo” or at SNSD’s live concert in Taiwan.
According to SM Entertainment, Sooyoung was traveling from Seoul to Chunan at 9 AM on August 28th for her next schedule, when the car on the opposite lane had carelessly crashed into Sooyoung’s car.
SM added, “Sooyoung was on her way to complete her volunteer services for the visually impaired when the accident occurred. The car in the opposite lane crossed the center line and consequently crashed into Sooyoung’s vehicle.”
Sooyoung is currently receiving treatment at a hospital and is recuperating from the accident.
[EDIT]: Updated with translated tweets from Sooyoung's sister Soojin and former SM trainee Stella Kim.
It has recently been announced that Girls' Generation member, Sooyoung, was involved in a car accident at 9:00am on the 28th of August. The accident occurred near the rest area on Gyeongbu Expressway while Sooyoung was on her way to a charity event for the blind and vision impaired in Cheonan, caused by the negligence of the driver in the opposite lane who crossed over the center-line.
Sooyoung was sent to a nearby hospital, and is currently recuperating in a hospital in Seoul with injuries to her lower spine (fracture to the sacral vertebra). However, her doctor has stated that the injury is only minor, although Sooyoung will need time off from activities immediately in order to recover.
As a result, Sooyoung will not be participating alongside her group-mates for three "SMTOWN LIVE in Tokyo Dome" concerts on September 2nd, as well as the upcoming Girls' Generation concert in Taiwan.
[EDIT]: After news broke about Sooyoung's accident, her sister Soojin posted this message on her personal Twitter account: "Thank you for those who are concerned about Sooyoung. The cheerful princess Sooyoung is so bright right now like always... we continually ask for your prayers. "
Former SM trainee Stella Kim, who is known to be close to the girls, also tweeted a message: "I was worried so I went to go see her as soon as I got the phone call... but I burst out laughing because she was laughing like hehheh~ when I got there kekekeSource: NATE, sujincda@twitter, hk_diary@twitter, Allkpop
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