Big Bang′s T.O.P Receives Emergency Surgery After Suffering Injury on Set
Big Bang member T.O.P was injured while shooting for his upcoming film.
While shooting a scene for the film The Alumni on September 21, T.O.P hurt the back of his right hand. He had been filming a fight scene around some glass, when a piece of the shattered glass cut the back of his hand.
He immediately received surgery and is currently in the hospital.
A rep from YG Entertainment said, "It wasn′t a minor injury, and so he had to go through surgery, pitching his agency and the film′s production company into a state of emergency. They got together in an emergency meeting to talk over changes in schedule and postponements to help T.O.P recover quickly. T.O.P is currently more worried over the changes in the film and Big Bang′s schedules rather than his own injury and is determined to get through all schedules as planned."
The film planned to open a public shoot event for fans on September 22, and T.O.P must soon fly to Singapore for the start of the 2012 Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour which is to take place for nine weeks.
He currently has no trouble moving his body and has told his agency that he will be able to attend both the fan meeting event and the world tour.
Because he has to keep his hand bandaged for two to three weeks, however, his injury is expected to hinder shooting for the film.
Another official from YG Entertainment said, "Because shooting for the film had stopped when the director was replaced and had barely started up again, T.O.P is more pressured at the thought that the filming schedule will be pushed back again because of him. We will talk the schedule over with his doctor so that they can progress without putting too much strain on T.O.P."
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