Super Junior member Choi Siwon will no longer be able to join the concert of the K-Pop group in the Philippines after testing positive for COVID-19.
Concert producers PULP Live World and Dream Maker Entertainment Limited announced the news on Wednesday, August 3, via a joint statement on social media.
"After Super Junior's Super Show 9: Road in Bangkok tour, they conducted a PCR test in accordance to the government guidelines. Unfortunately, Siwon tested positive in PCR test," the joint statement said.
"We are deeply sorry to inform you that Siwon cannot participate for Super Junior World Tour Super Show 9: Road in Manila, which is scheduled to happen on August 6 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena," the producers added.
Except for Siwon, Super Junior members Leeteuk, Yesung, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Ryeowook and Kyuhyun will still perform at the concert as scheduled.
"We ask for your kind understanding and wish Siwon a well and speedy recovery," the producers said.
It was in June when PULP Live World announced that Super Junior is coming to Manila for a concert.
The K-Pop group kicked off their Super Show 9: Road tour in Seoul last July.
Simultaneously, they released a new album called The Road: Keep on Going Volume 1 in the same month.
"The album title The Road : Keep on Going is about Super Junior’s path and how we will keep on going. It’s an album that tells the story of Super Junior’s present, includes a message of Super Junior’s now, as well as the ways we’re walking forth. Following this path, we hope you’ll also look forward to Vol. 2 of the album, which will come out later," Siwon told Billboard in an interview in July.
Super Junior made their debut in 2005. The group has been dubbed as the "King of Hallyu Wave" due to their major contributions to the Korean Wave.