Ahead of their comeback, IVE member Rei is reporting a decline in her condition, causing concern among fans.
On the 10th, a event was held to commemorate the release of the group’s first full-length album, and Rei left early without completing her schedule.
According to Starship Entertainment, the agency representing IVE, a showcase was held at Conrad Seoul Hotel in Yeouido, Seoul, to celebrate the release of their first full-length album, ‘I’ve IVE.’
IVE members at Jang Wonyoung attended the event, greeting reporters during the photocall.
The event proceeded in the order of the release of the music video, album introduction, and Q&A session. However, Rei was not seen in the remaining schedule following the photocall.
The host of the event announced, “Rei was present for the photocall but had to excuse herself from the banquet due to her declining condition” and requested understanding.
The remaining members except Rei finished the schedule, spending time introducing the album and answering questions.
Fans expressed sadness and concern at Rei’s absence.
When news of Rei’s condition was shared online, netizens left comments such as “Get well soon”, “Oh, Rei…”, “Stay strong, Rei”, “Her face didn’t look good when she arrived in Korea”, “I’ve never seen someone look so lifeless”, “Don’t get sick”, “I hope she takes a good rest and gets better soon”, “The preparation for the comeback and the Paris performance and the press conference…The schedule was too much”, and “Don’t get sick.”
IVE, which began official activities in December 2021, is making a comeback with their first full-length album. The title track of the album is ‘I AM,’ which contains lyrics about having confidence in one’s path and discovering a new self. Kim Ina, a songwriter who has produced many hit songs, participated in creating the album. In addition, it was revealed that three songs in the album were written by IVE members An Yujin and Jang Wonyoung. The album has a total of 11 songs.
‘I’ve IVE’ will be released through various online music sites on the afternoon of the 10th.