AceShowbiz - BTS' (Bangtan Boys) Jungkook was forced to perform sitting down when the group performed at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday night, October 9. He couldn't participate in the choreography due to a minor injury earlier in the day.
The 21-year-old idol got emotional as he couldn't give his best during the band's first of two sold-out shows at the venue, burying his head in his arms as he appeared to be breaking down in tears. His friends rushed to comfort him, while the audience shouted encouragement to him.
Prior to the show, BTS' label Big Hit Entertainment made announcement about Jungkook's heel injury to inform fans about his inability to dance. "Ladies and gentlemen, we regret to announce that an issue has occurred that may affect the performance of one of the members of BTS scheduled to appear tonight, Jungkook," the statement began.
"Approximately two hours ago following the rehearsal and sound check, Jungkook was lightly stretching in the waiting room when he collided with floor furnishings and suffered an injury to his heel," it continued. "Medical staff immediately responded and performed the necessary treatment. The opinion of the medical team is that while the injury is not serious, performing choreography may further damage the injured area."
"Following the advice of the medical staff, Jungkook will take part in the performance tonight but remain seated without choreography. We sincerely apologize to all of our fans who have been eagerly awaiting tonight's performance and ask for your understanding. Thank you," the label stated.
After the concert video that showed Jungkook spread online, fans took to social media to support the singer. "My baby Jungkook please don't cry don't feel bad, you work so hard and we appreciate it, we want you to be happy and take care of yourself, we love you so much," one wrote.
Meanwhile, a concertgoer praised the group members for showing solidarity to their injured bandmate. "As difficult as it was to see Jungkook so upset, it can't be denied that it's been incredibly moving to watch 7 people demonstrate love and brotherhood as openly and as wholeheartedly as @BTS_twt did tonight. They are truly best when they're together," the ARMY tweeted.
BTS will perform again at London's O2 Arena on Wednesday night, October 10. The "Fake Love" hitmaker recently won Favorite Social Artist at the 2018 American Music Awards, which was held on Tuesday in Los Angeles.