Korean Star Kyuhyun Was Injured by a Dressing-Room Intruder With Unclear Motive
A woman wielding a knife minorly injured 35-year-old Korean stage actor, TV host, and K-pop singer Cho Kyu-hyun, popularly known as Kyuhyun, after she intruded into the backstage area of a theater in western Seoul Sunday night.
In a statement on X, Kyuhyun’s label Antenna said the incident occurred after the final performance of the Korean-language musical Ben-Hur, in which the idol most famous as a member of boyband Super Junior, played a lead role. The show had run at the LG Arts Center Seoul since Sept. 2.
“He was immediately treated on the spot and is currently in good health,” the label’s statement said.
In August, the country grew anxious due to a series of seemingly random, unexplained stabbings, which have been referred to by the public as mudjima (which translates to “don’t ask why”) crimes. These attacks committed against apparent strangers had no clear motives.