How did Red Velvet's Wendy recover from a devastating fall?

A year ago, the best vocalist of K-pop’s third generation, fell to multiple injuries. It’s crazy how your whole life can take an unexpected turn in a matter of seconds. It’s even more shameful how the parties responsible never owned up to their consequences. Read more below to see how Wendy is doing now after a year. 

  • Wendy belongs to the 5-membered K-pop girl group known as Red Velvet, under SM Entertainment.
  • The 5'3" singer has the widest vocal range of 4 octaves among singers in K-pop and has 271, 674 followers on Spotify.
  • In her free time, she loves to bake for her band members and staff.
  • She is the main vocalist of the group and has 3.5 million followers on Instagram. 
Wendy for Seasons Greetings 2019

In December 2019, during a rehearsal, Wendy fell from a height of 2.5 meters. At first, there were no details and too much panic. I remember that day clearly and how it had shocked me. All this happened as the star was guided wrongly in the dark. How could the management be so careless? 

Wendy photoshoot 2019

SBS Gayo Daejeon carried on with the concert despite the widespread anxiety among other K-pop groups and fans. Falling from a height, Wendy suffered multiple injuries which included a fractured hip, a wrist fracture, and a shattered cheekbone.

She was on the floor in darkness until Mamamoo’s leader Solar found her. Being a hardcore fan of Red Velvet, I was crushed at this news.

Wendy Day 2 teaser

Red Velvet at the time had released their song called Psycho and album Reve Festival Finale. Obviously, the recovery process was a slow one and to this day Wendy is in recovery. 

Upon discharge from the hospital in May 2020, Wendy donated 100 million Won to the Community Chest of Korea to help her country with Coronavirus.  The rest of Red Velvet made individual donations too. No wonder, they're known as the 'Nation's Representative Girl Group' in Korea!

Wendy Milky Way teaser

Thankfully, after various sessions of physiotherapy and spending time with her family, fans saw Red Velvet as five on August 20th, 2020 singing BoA's Milky Way. Wendy keeps sharing song covers and updating fans that she's recovering well. That's a relief! She also gives gifts to her Pilates teacher. Isn't she the sweetest girl? 

Red Velvet as 5 for Milky Way

Wendy's strength and positivity is something we all should learn from! For now, Wendy has recently released an OST called ‘Two Words’ for the K-drama Start-Up! She sounds heavenly, as usual.  

Even though Wendy is good now, I still feel bitter about SBS not taking accountability for something so grave occurring on their behalf. It's the least they could have done. Do you think you could let something like this pass by you? Let us know in the comments below. 

Estefanía Martínez

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