Red Velvet’s Yeri broke down in tears as IU mentioned Jonghyun during her speech.
On the 10th, Red Velvet participated in the ’32th Golden Disc Awards’, which took place in KINTEX.
At the award, IU received the best digital song award. During her acceptance speech, she mentioned SHINee Jonghyun, who passed away on the 18th last month.
“To be honest, I’m still very sad. I had to say goodbye to this person who was so precious to me as a person, friend, and musician. I feel sad and sorry because I think I know part of the reason why he was suffering so much”, IU said.
She continued and said, “I hope all of you, as artists, take good care of yourselves. I hope you all express what you feel and don’t get hurt at the end.”
After the speech, IU sang her song ‘Through the Night’ and all other artists came up on stage. Among the solo artists and groups, Red Velvet’s Yeri turned her back on the camera and broke down in tears. Other singers around her comforted her.
It is known that Yeri was especially close to Jonghyun. At Jonghyun’s leaving ceremony on December 21st, Yeri showed her tears.
Translated by Audrey Joung