MONSTA X members have tested negative for the COVID-19. Starship Entertainment announced the affirmative news about Wonho, Hyungwon, Minhyuk, Shownu, I.M, Kihyun, and Jooheon's health status via an official fan café on Saturday, Dec.19.
MONSTA X received negative results from COVID-19 tests
Starship Entertainment revealed that all MONSTA X members had undergone COVID-19 testing after it was found out that a staff member of "The Masked Singer" show has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Most, if not all, fans are aware that Minhyuk and Kihyun were part of the television series.
Because of this, the agency felt the need to require Wonho, Hyungwon, Minhyuk, Shownu, I.M, Kihyun, and Jooheon to be tested for their safety. While all MONSTA X members turned out to be negative of having the COVID-19, other workers and staff of the agency are still waiting for their results.
Starship Entertainment vowed that it would do everything to make sure that all of its artists, including MONSTA X, and employees are safe. It added that it would continue to follow all the precautionary guidelines set by health authorities and work harder on quarantine management.
MONSTA X graced and performed at 2020 KBS Song Festival
Meanwhile, Monbebes were sent into a frenzy when MONSTA X was spotted performing on the 2020 KBS Song Festival stage. Wonho, Hyungwon, Minhyuk, Shownu, I.M, Kihyun, and Jooheon set the venue on fire when they sang their hit songs "Love Killa" and "Stand Up" together. Some members were even featured on the "Special Stage" segment, where they danced to the tune of their tracks titled "No Competition and "Mischief."
Other K-Pop acts who were present during the event include BTS members Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, and V; Cho Mi Yeon, Jeon So Yeon, Minnie, Song Yuqi, Seo Soo Jin, and Yeh Shu Hua of (G)I-DLE, Jang Won Young, Sakura Miyawaki, Kim Min-Ju, Kim Chae Won, Lee Chae Yeon, Nako Yanuki, Ahn Yu Jin, Kwon Eun Bi, Jo Yu Ri, Choi Ye Na, Hitomi Honda, and Kang Hye Won of IZ*ONE; and Juyeon, Sun Woo, Hur Hyunjun, Hyun Jae, Kevin, Eric Son, Young Hoon, Ju Hak Nyeon, Q, New, Sangyeon, and Jacob of THE BOYZ.
TWICE opened the first part of the 2020 KBS Song Festival. The girls performed their hit song "SIGNAL," followed by EHYPHEN's "Given-Taken" number. Aespa also set a sultry mood when they stepped up on stage to sing their record-breaking song "BLACK MAMBA."
TOMORROW X TOGETHER, MOMOLAND, GOT7, MAMAMOO, Oh My Girls, NU'EST, NCT, ASTRO, and GFRIEND were also present during the prestigious musical event. Many viewers were also shocked when J.Y. Park came out of the stage and perform Wondergirls' "NOBODY" with songstress Sunmi. TAEMIN also took the spotlight, singing her hit song titled "Criminal."
Before the main event, BTS was announced as the Artists of the Year and Male K-Pop Act of the Year. Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, Suga, and V's "Dynamite" was also proclaimed the Song of the Year. BLACKPINK won as Female K-Pop Act of the Year while TREASURE was named ROOKIE of the Year.
Actress Shin Ye Eun, ASTRO member Eun Woo and TVXQ member Yunho were the masters of ceremony. The 2020 KBS Song Festival aired for more than three hours on the KBS World's official YouTube channel.
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Written by Nica Vaughn.