On September 23rd SMTOWN LIVE 2023 SMCU PALACE JAKARTA, an event by SM entertainment, took place at the GBK Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event’s lineup of artists included TVXQ, Super Junior, Red velvet, NCT 127, NCT dream, WayV, aespaAnd RIZE.
This had already been announced earlier in the day Irene would be staying away from Red Velvet’s performance for health reasons, so it was a surprise that she was on stage and performed with the rest of her group despite being visibly unwell.
This is so hard to watch ☹️ rest well, Irene pic.twitter.com/tpbCbiutLB
– Elle 🍰 (@chobomseulrene) September 23, 2023
It was clear that she was determined to showcase all five members of Red Velvet to fans, and ReVeluvs was touched by her strength and willpower in getting through what was obviously a difficult performance for her.
Look at Irene’s hand…it looks like she’s had an IV 😭 IRENE, PLEASE REST AFTER THIS. You have always proven to us that you LOVE us, but we also love you so much. Your health will always be our top priority. Your members and we, your Luvies, will ALWAYS understand this 😭 pic.twitter.com/1njmTRPEve
– Nyum 🐱🍓 (@ailouroshyun) September 23, 2023
Her fellow performers showed her support and gave her a shoulder to lean on – sometimes literally – during her time on stage. But it wasn’t just the members of Red Velvet who were looking for Irene, but also other fellow artists from SM Entertainment.
Especially the leader of AESPA Karina At some point during the concert, she turned to Irene, took Irene’s hand and appeared to ask if she was okay. Irene nods in response to everything she said, to which Karina gives her a sympathetic and supportive look.
Karina holds Irene’s hand and it seems as if she asked if Irene is okay😭 pic.twitter.com/J6TJCYtdNn
– Karina’s wife (@ujiminphoria) September 23, 2023
Although the moment was brief, fans were touched by the support shown by the girl group’s leaders.
Karina asks if her mother is okay, dear little daughter 🥺❣️
— EyeWearMaster👓 (@eyewearyou_29X) September 23, 2023
MY PRETTY GIRLS
– Kalila. (@lcarus_fall) September 23, 2023
They are love ❤️🛐
— 𝘼𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙖🦋 (@AhanaTweets_) September 23, 2023
Karina is known for her kind heart and helpful friend, so the gesture came as no surprise to her fans!
One thing about Karina is that she will be a sweetheart who will always reach out to others and try to comfort others. After that, no one should talk badly about her anymore 😭
–ify ʚїɞ (@ning1stan) September 23, 2023
Karina is the cutest baby ever. I understand why everyone in the industry is friends with her or wants to be 😭
— 💙 (@katarinabluusgf) September 23, 2023
I love them and as RV and Aespa Stan wins my heart.
– Ace °•°• (@gorgaeul_) September 24, 2023
Karina is the greatest girl, I just love her
— x (@ningrinarchive) September 23, 2023
Karina is so sweet Irene ahhh I hope you feel better soon 🏻
— Dee 💜💙 (@MidDeutTaeng) September 23, 2023
We hope that Irene can find some well-deserved rest after this event!