Some members of Hong Kong’s high boy group MIRROR have lastly made their first official public look, three months after a near-fatal accident that left a number of dancers with severe accidents.
In July 2022, an enormous LED display fell throughout day 4 of MIRROR’s 12-day MIRROR WE ARE Live Concert. Among the injured, one dancer, Mo, is at present paralyzed with no certainty as as to if he’ll ever absolutely get well.
Following the tragic accident, MIRROR canceled all of their remaining exhibits and finally introduced a hiatus for August and September. Their company MakerVille said, “The members all need time and space to adjust and sort out their emotions.”
During this era of hiatus, the members had been not often seen in public and solely made occasional posts on their Instagram accounts, a stark distinction to their day by day appearances and frequent updates earlier than the incident.
I acquired loads of caring messages prior to now few days. Thank you, everybody, and don’t fear, I’m superb. I simply hope the injured will make a fast restoration. I simply need them to be okay.
God, please assist us.
— MIRROR’s Edan
On October 22, MIRROR’s Edan, Ian, Keung To, and Stanley attended a press convention to advertise their upcoming basketball drama, We Got Game. They’re the primary members to make an official public look for the reason that accident.
The drama was initially scheduled to air again in August. However, following the accident, a lot of the group’s tasks had been postponed, and this drama was no exception.
At the press convention, after the solid briefly launched the drama and their respective roles, they performed a pleasant basketball match a lot to the delight of followers, who had been completely satisfied to lastly see the members again in motion!
The solid then gave interviews to wrap up the occasion. Although We Got Game is a extremely anticipated drama, all eyes targeted on how the MIRROR members felt after the accident at their live performance.
Edan was on stage performing in the course of the accident. Fortunately, he was not injured, however followers had been most nervous about him and fellow member Anson Lo, who was additionally on stage on the time.
I’m positive all the performers and viewers that day had loads of ideas working by their thoughts. After all, it was a really stunning incident. I took a while to digest and mirror on what occurred.
– MIRROR’s Edan
A couple of days prior, Stanley expressed on his Instagram the anger, guilt, ache, and all of the damaging feelings he felt following the incident. He additional defined the scenario at this press convention.
After the accident, our company nervous about our psychological well-being, in order that they received specialists to guage us. The emotions I expressed on Instagram are true, and the physician mentioned it’s regular to have them. If you ask whether or not I’m 100% superb proper now, the reply isn’t any. I would like a while to maneuver ahead slowly.
– MIRROR’s Stanley
Ian was initially scheduled to star in his first film however regrettably withdrew from the filming resulting from this accident.
The resolution to withdraw was made in August. The manufacturing firm was nice and understanding, as they provided to attend till October to see if I’d be prepared. But I didn’t need to make everybody look forward to me, and, at the moment, I wasn’t positive if I’d be ready by October.
Am I emotionally prepared now? Of course not. But my emotions aren’t my precedence. Instead, I need to see if anybody round me wants any help and work out what I can do to assist.
– MIRROR’s Ian
Keung To took time to chill out with a household journey to Europe and arrived again in Hong Kong solely a few days earlier than the press convention.
During the journey, I opened as much as my household about my emotions since my debut. I didn’t have loads of alternatives to take action beforehand. We didn’t actually speak in regards to the accident as a result of we knew we’d really feel unhappy if we had been to carry it up. I simply needed to take my aged members of the family round and make them completely satisfied.
– MIRROR’s Keung To
Despite being solely performers and having nothing to do with the LED display that fell, the MIRROR members had been closely criticized by netizens for the accident itself and for each transfer they made afterward.
I hope there can be much less hate on the web. You might need loads to say, however I hope everybody offers extra vitality and be extra thoughtful in the direction of the dancers. No one can perceive how they’re feeling. We’re all on this collectively. If you don’t like us, you don’t have to look at or examine us, however we want extra of everybody’s help throughout this time.
– MIRROR’s Keung To
Edan was direct when it got here to his emotions about haters.
There have all the time been many chilly or offensive on-line feedback from those that don’t like us. We’re used to it and simply ignore them. Perhaps it’s as a result of folks in Hong Kong are usually harsh or imply, however this world and society want extra love. Not everybody can deal with it – a couple of easy phrases on-line can considerably affect somebody. Put your self in others’ footwear.
– MIRROR’s Edan
It’s been a tricky time for everybody affected by the accident, however MIRROR is anticipated to persevere and slowly get again to actively selling their work. We Got Game will air ranging from Monday, October 24 on native TV station ViuTV.