AESPA’s Ningning hospitalized for dehydration, misses K-WAVE

In the latest health scare to hit the K-pop world, AESPA member Ningning was hospitalized for dehydration. SM Entertainment reported that the talented singer experienced dizziness and fatigue during the group’s packed schedule. As a precautionary measure, she was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. The agency prioritized her health and rest, leading to her withdrawal from the K-WAVE stage event which takes place today.

SM Entertainment said in a statement: “During rehearsal, Ningning exhibited symptoms of dehydration and exhaustion, so she immediately went to the hospital, and the doctor advised her that she needed plenty of rest and stability.

“Therefore, we are letting you know that Ningning will inevitably be unable to participate in this K-WAVE performance, and we apologize for giving the fans cause for concern with this sudden news.”

The statement added: “We consider our artist’s health and safety our top priority, and we will do our utmost to ensure that she can focus entirely on her recovery.”

Not the first AESPA health scare

This is the third health scare to hit AESPA this year. In early January 2024, member Giselle shocked fans after videos went viral showed her collapsing onstage during a performance in Japan. Fortunately, she recovered quickly after a brief rest at home.

In April, Winter underwent surgery for pneumothorax (a collection of air outside the lung but within the pleural cavity). She also took a brief hiatus from singing and the group’s signature intense dance movements during her recovery period.


AESPA still tops charts with Armageddon

Despite this unexpected turn of events, AESPA has much to celebrate. Their highly anticipated first full-length album, Armageddon, has achieved remarkable success, selling over 1 million copies in its first week. This makes AESPA the first girl group in Hanteo history to have four albums with over 1 million first-week sales.

The album also dominated the iTunes charts in 25 regions, solidifying AESPA’s global popularity and solidifying their position as one of K-Pop’s leading girl groups.

AESPA is gearing up for their upcoming promotions of Armageddon, including music show appearances and fan interactions. While Ningning’s absence will be felt, fans are sending their well wishes for her speedy recovery. They are eagerly awaiting her return to the stage and are excited to see what the group has in store.

We at HallyuBeat wish Ningning a quick and complete recovery and congratulate AESPA on their incredible achievement! Their dedication and talent continue to shine brightly, and we look forward to seeing more from them soon.

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