Korean boy band BIGBANG’s youngest member Seungri was reported to be involved in a car accident at 3.34am this morning (Sept 12). According to Korean media KBS, the 23-year-old singer-actor was driving his Porsche along the North Riverside Expressway in Dongbuichon-dong, Seoul, when he collided with a Mercedes Benz. The impact caused Seungri’s car to hit a guardrail and overturn.
Seungri, along with three passengers in the Mercedes Benz who sustained light injuries, were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
After news of the accident broke, BIGBANG’s agency YG Entertainment quickly released a press statement: “It is a relief that Seungri was unhurt in the accident. But just to be sure, he will be admitted to the hospital to receive a full check-up.”
The YG representative also emphasised that the accident was not caused by drink driving.
Prior to the accident, BIGBANG attended the launch party of “NONA9ON”, a new apparel brand collaboration between YG Entertainment and Samsung Everland.
The popular quintet is slated to perform with their labelmates, including PSY, 2NE1, EPIK HIGH and WINNER, at YG Family 2014 Galaxy Tour: Power in Singapore concert this weekend.
UPDATE: Seungri will not be attending the YG Family 2014 Galaxy Tour: Power in Singapore concert this weekend as he will be staying at the hospital for a week for treatment. A representative from YG Entertainment stated that while he did injure his liver in the accident, he is only receiving treatment and not undergoing surgery like what previous reports said.
BIGBANG (left to right): Seungri, G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P, Daesung