I received a text message from our contributor So-in today when I was at office and I suddenly couldn’t concentrate as I read what the text message says…
HJL got into car accident!!!! What the???????? I was checking their news the day before and there’s no news about it U_U
Then, I browse into my twitter timeline and read the news. And, my dearest Sookyeong also did the translation for K Bites.
It has been known that SS501 Kim HyunJoong has met with a traffic accident.
A DSP Media representative revealed on 18th May, “Kim HyunJoong met with a car collision when traveling with his friends and suffered from rib injuries as well as some bruises and abrasions. The doctor said that he would need 2 weeks to recover fully. Meanwhile, for Dream Concert on 22nd May, he will be singing the ballad song off SS501′s upcoming album.”
Then, a press release is posted on SS501 official site by DSP as per May 18,2010 :
Hello This is DSP media.
Schedule: May 22, 2010 19:00 ~
Venue: SangAm World Cup Stadium
As all of you know that SS501 will be performing at “2010 I Love the Republic of Korea Dream Concert”.
After a long time, finally the 5 member will be giving you their powerful stage ~ this will be considered as an opportunity!
Hope to see many people come and please join us to cheer the comeback of SS501!
At the Dream Concert, the boys is palnned to sing the new ballad song taken from their new upcoming release album titled “”Let Me Be The One” and their single “Haruman”.
The boys are planned to release their new upcoming album title track which happened to be a dance song, yet, due to Leader Kim Hyunjoong’s recent accident, it is impossible for him to do the choreography, so it is decided to give a ballad song for the stage performance.
About the accident, Hyunjoong got into car accident when he was with his friends. Hyunjoong injured his ribs and after being diagnosed and receive hospital treatment, it is said that he needs 2 weeks to recover. Fortunately, it is not a major injuries and he is fine now.
So, for the Dream Concert instead releasing their title track in the concert, they will perform their new ballad song instead.
This will be a great opportunity to listen to their new song taken from their new album.
Asking all green peas to come as there’s more to come on the stage as they will show a strong appearance!
The new album will be released at the end of May, and their comeback will be on early June 2010.
I will make further notice if there’s more information about the album! ~
Source : SS501 Official Site ; Eng Trans : Imuyachan @ MarinaStory
HJL’s car accident was on May 12,2010 near his house at Jamsil-dong, Gangnam district-Seoul.
It is also mentioned in various korean news that SS501 will filmed their MV on May 19 at GyeongGi-do, SS501 new mini album will be release as of May 27th,2010 and their comeback will be through KBS Music Bank on June 4,2010 and the boys will continue with on air promotion for the next 3 weeks after their comeback (source :Joongang)
Yet, no news about their contract renewal with DSP as the boys are giving a special understanding due to DSP CEO illness and they will continue their activities with their new album promotion until end of June 2010.