BoA Performs Despite Ankle Sprain
Pan-Asian star BoA has taken a risk by performing despite an ankle sprain at a
concert held as part of a fireworks display at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo on
Wednesday. The Japanese sports daily Nikkan Sports praised BoA for her
professionalism in a Thursday article.
The paper said that the Korean singer sprained her right ankle during rehearsals that
began on Monday, which made it difficult for her to even walk properly. What was
worse, she was suffering from accumulated exhaustion from excessive preparation
for the concert. But on the day of the concert, she went onstage without asking to
change the program and performed all the planned dance songs as well as the
ballad songs, the paper said. The songs included “Key of Heart,” a song from her
recently-released 20th single album, accompanied by an energetic dance
BoA's staff advised her to give up, but BoA insisted on going ahead with the
performance and did not even mention her injury to the audience. Immediately after
the performance, she was taken to the hospital.
Nikkan Sports cited BoA as saying that she did not give up because she wanted to
see the first fireworks in Japan this year, although she grimaced with pain as she
made the comment.
Earlier on her Japan tour in April last year, BoA suffered a muscle rupture in one leg,
but did not cancel the tour. Rather, she performed after taking painkillers instead of
applying a bandage to the leg, because she worried that a bandage would prevent
her from giving a perfect performance.
Credits: KBS Global and adikkeluangman @ Soompi
We love you BoA! Thank you for working so hard for us! Get well soon!
Edited by xyunaxfantasiesx, 16 August 2006 - 10:11 PM.