The unfortunate moment occurred during the group song “Lovesick Girls” when Jennie, whose energy was noticeably low, abruptly left the stage. The three remaining members, Rosé, Lisa, and Jisoo, explained to the crowd that Jennie hadn’t been feeling well all day and had even skipped soundcheck due to her illness.
In a statement posted to Weverse, the group’s entertainment company, YG, confirmed, “We regret to inform you that during the BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] IN MELBOURNE performance on June 11 (today), member JENNIE was unable to complete the stage due to her deteriorating condition.”
“JENNIE expressed her strong determination to carry on with the performance until the end. However, following medical advice on site, we immediately took measures to ensure she receives ample rest and stability. JENNIE has conveyed her regrets for not being able to stay with the fans until the end and assures that she will recover as soon as possible,” the notice continued.
They concluded, “We would like to ask for your understanding.”
Naturally, fans, lovingly known as Blinks, left get well soon messages for the 27-year-old pop star on social media and expressed their love and support for the multi-talented entertainer via the #JENNIEYOUARELOVED hashtag.
“Get well soon, my love,” one fan tweeted.
Another Blink advocated for Jennie getting some much-needed rest as she recovers from her sickness.
“It’s okay. Please, we understand. Melbourne will understand,” someone else assured on Twitter.
Many fans noticed that Jennie wasn’t feeling her best during the concert, with one person noting on Twitter, “The way her smile just disappears as the lights went out,” in response to a video claiming that Jennie was “throwing up” before the show.
In the video, the singer-rapper seems visibly tired as she leans on a pole for support.
Another fan noticed that she seemed off when introducing herself to the crowd, describing her languid tone as “lowercase letters.”
The group’s next tour dates will take them to Sydney, Australia, where they’re set to play on June 16 and June 17.
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