Block B’s P.O. hospitalized, Shock from Suicide Petition
Block B member P.O. has been admitted to a university hospital on February 24th. Born on 1993, P.O. just graduated from high school last month and is Block B’s youngest member.
Recently Block B has faced a controversy due to an interview in Thailand and have been receiving criticism from netizens. They released an apology video and team leader Zico has shaved his head in remorse, but the wrath of some fans has not died down.
After the controversy erupted, P.O. has been in a state of panic in the past week and has received a huge shock from a suicide petition held by some rash netizens. During the broadcasting of Mnet “MCountDown”, P.O. participated in the pre-recording, but was not present at the live broadcasting, raising curiosity from the viewers.
Regarding P.O.’s hospitalization, Block B’s agency BrandNewStardom stated, “It is true that P.O. is currently hospitalized. It seems that he received a huge shock due to the recent controversy, but we don’t have an exact diagnosis yet,” avoiding an exact response.
Regarding the recent controversy, “We cannot deny our wrongdoings, and whatever criticisms come our way we can only apologize without excuses. Parts of the controversy which were misleading or exaggerated is being dealt with by the media locally and nation-wide,” they said. “Currently we are most concerned about the members’ health and their family’s safety above all else,” they said, revealing the serious state of the members.
Currently on the agency’s side, they are scheduling with a Thai representative to find a way for Block B to visit Thailand so that they could do all they can to proceed with their plans.