1. Yuri’s ankle
Yuri had suffered a ligament injury in her right ankle during the SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR VI IN JAPAN in 2017. She gave notice of her injury to fans through a post with an image of her injured leg.
“I pulled a ligament in my leg😢😭but you don’t need to worry that much. Everything’s gonna be fine cause I’ve got Sone.. ♥ Thank you for being with me all the time~!” Even during difficult times, she never forgets to think of her many fans!”
2. Taeyeon’s Jakarta airport groping incident
Taeyeon was nearly attacked by fans at the airport in Jakarta when she fell down due to a lack of security. Although she did not suffer serious physical injuries, she had apparently suffered a great deal of trauma emotionally and the incident angered many fans.
She posted on her personal Instagram following the incident, expressing her shock and apologizing to her fans.
“At the Jakarta airport, there were so many people in a crowd as feet and bodies kept getting tangled up with each other. It was a dangerous situation where I fell on the floor shaking, and I couldn’t stop crying.
The local security guard must’ve thought it was a dangerous situation because he lifted me up from the back. But that in itself was also very baffling and surprising. I was already tense from the body contacts from both my sides and my back. I was disheartened that there was no order at the airport, and even the people who were waiting for me also fell down. Some of them may have even gotten hurt, so my heart does not feel good right now.
And it might not have been intentional, but parts of my body such as my butt and chest kept getting touched, bumped into, or grabbed…That feeling made me embarrassed and I couldn’t get a hold of my senses. Because of that, I couldn’t arrive at Jakarta, where I have not been for a while, with a good image.
I am so sorry to the fans who were waiting. Please keep order so nobody gets hurt. Our fans have more love, affection, and understanding for each other, more than anyone else, so I will consider today as a one-time event. I hope that no one gets hurt.”
3. Taeyeon’s stage accident
Taeyeon fell down from the stage at the 24th Seoul Music Awards in 2015. As she was coming down from the stage after performing “Holler” as a member of Girls’ Generation-TTS, she suddenly disappeared from sight. The lift had suddenly dropped approximately 2m without warning. Luckily, Taeyeon did not suffer any serious injuries and received the necessary treatment immediately.
4. Jessica’s head injury
According to a witness, Jessica suffered an injury to her head at the airport when a security guard pushed her against a handrail thinking she was a fan on her way to Hong Kong for a concert in 2013.
When she couldn’t get up after a minute, her manager had to come and help her get up and walk. After visiting the hospital, they found out that she had experienced some bruising but thankfully, she was okay.
5. Sooyoung’s car accident
Sooyoung was involved in a car accident on her way from Seoul to Cheonan, Chungnam for a volunteer activity in 2011. Sooyoung suffered a fracture in her hip and halted promotions with Girls’ Generation for awhile to recover. Luckily, Sooyoung was able to fully recover from the injury.
6. Tiffany’s knee
Tiffany had fallen down during a performance of “Hoot” and injured her left knee back in 2010. She had to wear a cast for 4 weeks causing her to halt promotions with Girls’ Generation. For one month, Girls’ Generation continued promotions with 8 members until Tiffany returned with her healed knee.
7. Tiffany’s ankle
Tiffany injured her ankle on her way down from the stage at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards in 2009. As a result, she had to wear a cast until her ankle was fully healed.
Despite her injury, she continued to perform with the rest of her members on stage wearing a cast on her left leg, winning praise from fans.