Earlier, it was reported that INFINITE’s Sunggyu sustained a rib injury and that he would, therefore, have to halt activities to recover. Reportedly, the singer got injured while playing a game during filming for Channel A’s “Singderella.”
INFINITE’s group comeback was originally scheduled for May and the group was supposed to film the MV for their new track on March 30. A source stated, “Due to his rib injury, we believe it will be difficult for Sunggyu to carry out the choreography for the MV with the rest of his members on that day. Therefore, we may have to change the shoot schedule in order to accommodate the change in circumstance.”
Since then, INFINITE’s management agency, Woollim Entertainment, has since released an official statement saying, “Sunggyu was injured recently on set and sustained a fracture to his ribs. Although it’s not a minor injury, Sunggyu has been resting and has told us that he feels alright. We have halted activities for Sunggyu so that he can get all the rest he needs.”
Regarding INFINITE’s comeback, the company stated, “We don’t see [Sunggyu’s injury] as a huge obstacle as of yet; however, we realize we will need to be flexible. We are carefully discussing the matter and so the group’s official comeback is pending at this point.”
INFINITE’s Dongwoo will not be able to participate in the musical “In the Heights” due to poor health conditions.
A source from Woollim Entertainment said on October 26, “With the changing season, Dongwoo had been showing signs of a cold, and he will not be able to perform. We will be keeping an eye on Dongwoo’s condition to see if he will be able to carry out his other activities.”
Dongwoo plays the character Usnavi in the Japanese musical, which is running through the end of October.
This past October 9, INFINITE held a fan signing at the COEX in Samsung-dong, Seoul for their recent comeback, their first in a year and two months.
When asked about where they see themselves in seven years, the members each said that they’ll probably still be together, working on music, traveling the country on a concert tour, reuniting after military service, etc.
The members then took turns to ask the fans questions. Dongwoo asked what kind of concept fans want to see them do next. Sungyeol joked, “Why do you ask us ‘Have you eaten?’ and say ‘You’re handsome’? We know we’re good-looking, so you don’t have to!” Sungjong wanted to know if there are any mannerisms or habits that fans don’t like.
The members also talked about some newfound hobbies. Dongwoo has fallen in love with wheels, like motorcycles and cars, as well as golf, something he can do with his mother. Sungyeol said he’s currently into working out and mobile games, while Sungjong’s interests are in collecting accessories like earrings and rings.
INFINITE is working hard happily every day with the title track of 6th mini album ‘INFINITE ONLY’, ‘The Eye’ under ‘INSPIRIT’s love and cheering.
Today’s STARCAST is prepared for those who would wonder how INFINITE’s 6th mini album is produced who is back with the music and performance that can be presented by INFINITE ONLY after 1 year and 2 months.
‘INFINITE ONLY’ album making story #1 which never disclosed before. Revealing INFINITE’s 6th mini album recording studio that consists of passionate time spent for preparation for the first time to the STARCAST readers!
How was INFINITE’s “INFINITE ONLY” album recording story? I wonder which song is your favorite song among INFINITE’s new album which filled with the songs INFINITE members produced by putting a lot of efforts each.
Here’s photos taken at the recording studio in addition.
This is INFINITE’s recording studio who is preparing the comeback after 1 year and 2 months.
We can feel the tension before typhoon rages on.
Please love ‘INFINITE ONLY’ which is the perfect result produced by serious meetings with the staff and the members took best of their own part with deep consideration for each lyric.
Wait a moment here! Here’s special gift for STARCAST readers who feel sad to let INFINITE go like this.
Looks like a handsome boy.
There are two handsome men.
This photo relieves our eyes.
This is not the end of it.
The next story to make INSPIRIT wild. Covering all sites of 6th mini album ‘INFINITE ONLY’ jacket photo shooting, MV shooting and choreography practice for title track ‘The Eye’!
Please look forward to seeing the 2nd story to be released on Friday, October 14.
A love triangle between Im Siwan, INFINITE’s L (Kim Myung Soo), and Chae Soo Bin is expected to begin on the Chinese web drama “My Cat Man.”
On September 23, “My Cat Man” revealed stills of the three actors in their respective roles.
In one photo, Im Siwan looks steadily at Chae Soo Bin and cradles her face with a serious expression. Meanwhile, L puts a hand firmly on Chae Soo Bin’s shoulder while she appears to be pleading or arguing with him.
“My Cat Man” wrapped up filming this past July and will be broadcasting on China’s Tencent near the end of the year.
On September 21’s episode of “Weekly Idol,” INFINITE member Woohyun shares the sad news that the film he had been working on fell through.
When talking about what the members have been up to, Woohyun says, “I put out a solo album recently, and filmed a movie for a bit…” He then hesitates and Kim Heechul asks him jokingly, “Was it scrapped?”
Woohyun laughs in surprise, and Sunggyu jumps in to break it to Kim Heechul with a laugh, “It really was scrapped.”
Kim Heechul is shocked, and he gives Woohyun a big hug as he apologizes. Defconn then asks Woohyun how he got through that rough time, and Woohyun says he was able to because he was working on his album at the time.
“It’s a relief that your album was such a hit,” says Kim Heechul sincerely.
INFINITE is making their first broadcast comeback appearance on MBC Every1’s “Weekly Idol” today, September 21.
Defconn, commenting on Kim Heechul’s new hair, says, “Ironically, you changed your hair when there’s a boy group on the show.” Kim Heechul responds that he got his hair done for the first time in a while for Apink, who will also be on the show.
The MCs then ask INFINITE how they’ve been, at which they say they’ve just returned from a concert. Hani says to Sunggyu, “I heard that during the fifth anniversary special, you asked when Jung Hyung Don is coming back.” She jokes, “Are we not enough for you?”
When Kim Heechul asks what Sunggyu will do if the current MCs leave and Jung Hyung Don really comes back, the INFINITE leader says, “Then I won’t watch.”
Following the release of their sixth mini-album “INFINITE ONLY” on September 19, INFINITE has topped various domestic and international charts!
Along with high album sales, the group is ranking first place on Hanteo Chart with their title track “The Eye.” They also previously got #1 on the Synnara Chart. In addition, their B-side tracks are ranking high on charts.
Furthermore, INFINITE continues to enjoy great popularity overseas as they placed first on iTunes album charts in seven countries (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Singapore).
“INFINITE ONLY” is comprised of seven songs which include title track “The Eye,” “Eternity,” “AIR,” “One Day,” “True Love,” “Thank You,” and “Zero.”
INFINITE will be making their music show comeback through Mnet’s “M!Countdown” on September 22.