According to a report released by OBS on July 31st, it was true that Hwayoung threw down her crutches at KBS‘s ‘Music Bank‘. However, before the incident took place, the singer was seen crying outside the group’s waiting room, unable to enter.
An industry representative is reported to have stated, “The situation was a bit different from what CEO Kim Kwang Soo revealed in the press release. Before Hwayoung threw down her crutches and refused to go on stage, she had been crying. She was crying out in the hallway of the broadcast station, unable to enter the waiting room, and other people including artists and representatives witnessed the scene.”
Back on July 27th, the T-ara members exchanged several tweets that netizens assumed were directed towards member Hwayoung and her lack of effort to show enough determination during the group’s Budokan concert.
Source: JoongAng Ilbo via Nate