K-pop boy band Super Junior member Choi Siwon has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time, his agency said.
“We would like to inform you about the Covid-19 confirmation of Siwon of Super Junior,” Label SJ said in a statement released on Aug. 3.
It added, “As a result of the PCR [polymerase chain reaction] test that Siwon performed while preparing for his overseas schedule, he was confirmed again on the morning of the 3rd [Aug. 3].”
“Therefore, we ask for your understanding as he is unable to participate in the Super Junior World Tour-Super Show 9: Road in Manila’ concert scheduled for this week,” the agency said.
The agency said Siwon has suspended all his schedules and is self-isolating according to the guidelines of the quarantine authorities.
“We will faithfully support Siwon for his speedy recovery, considering the artist’s health and safety as our top priority,” Label SJ said.
In a separate statement, Dream maker Entertainment and Pulp Live World confirmed that Siwon will not participate in the Manila concert.
“After SUPER JUNIOR’s SUPER SHOW 9: ROAD in BANGKOK tour, they conducted a PCR test in accordance to the government guidelines,” they said.
They added, “Unfortunately, SIWON tested positive in PCR test. We are deeply sorry to inform you that SIWON cannot participate for SUPER JUNIOR WORLD TOUR SUPER SHOW9: ROAD in MANILA, which is scheduled to happen on August 6 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.”
“Except for SIWON – LEETEUK, YESUNG, SHINDONG, EUNHYUK, DONGHAE, RYEOWOOK, KYUHYUN will participate in the concert as scheduled. We ask for your kind understanding and wish SIWON a well and speedy recovery,” they said.
This is the second time that Siwon tested positive for Covid-19.
Siwon was confirmed to have Covid-19 last Dec. 10 in a case of breakthrough infection, or when a fully vaccinated person tests positive for the virus.
As a result, he was absent at the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) held on Dec. 11 where he was supposed to serve as one of the presenters.