Singer Jaejoong has canceled his concert in Japan due to the tragedy that happened in Itaewon.
An official source from his agency confirmed the news via a statement. His upcoming concert which was supposed to be held on October 30 has been canceled. The cancellation came two hours before the performance was supposed to begin. The artist has decided to cancel the concert as he was devastated by the tragic news. The concert will be postponed to a later date.
As previously reported, at least 151 people died in relation to the crowd surge incident that happened in Itaewon on October 29. More than 100,000 people gathered in Itaewon to celebrate the Halloween weekend on October 29, and due to a suspected overcrowding surge, many began to faint and many people died as a result of the incident.
The Prime minister of South Korea has since announced a national mourning period until November 5. Flags will be hoisted, and public officials and institution employees will wear ribbons. All non-urgent events will also be postponed as a result.
Once again, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.