K-pop star Kyuhyun of the hugely popular boy band Super Junior has been injured backstage at a theater in Seoul by a fan allegedly armed with a knife.
According to his record label Antenna Music, the woman is said to have entered the 35-year-old pop star’s dressing room at the LG Arts Center in the South Korean capital on Sunday evening.
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Kyuhyun was celebrating the final night of the musical Ben-Hur, in which he starred, when the incident occurred.
In a tweet, the record label said the star “encountered an outsider who caused distress to other actors” by allegedly threatening them with a knife.
During the intruder’s arrest, Kyuhyun suffered a cut on his finger, described by his management as a “minor abrasion.”
“He was immediately treated on the scene and is currently in good health, allowing him to carry out his normal activities,” they told South Korea’s JoongAng Daily newspaper.
“We thank all loyal fans for their sincere concern.
“Rest assured, we remain committed to supporting the artist.”
South Korean police are investigating how the woman in her 30s managed to get the suspected weapon through security at the venue.
Kyuhyun is known in South Korea and beyond for his involvement with Super Junior, the band he joined in 2006.
But he is also known as a musical theater actor and has appeared in Korean versions of shows such as Ben-Hur and Singin’ in the Rain.
The artist has more than two million followers on Instagram but has yet to address the shocking incident on social media.