A total of 150 fans were admitted to emergency treatment after collapsing at Super Junior’s first concert in Brazil, authorities confirm.
Despite the relatively cool weather, a spokesman for Sao Paulo's Creditcard Hall confirms the record-breaking number, revealing 10 overexcited fans were even carried out before the Hallyu Wave kings hit the stage on April 21.
The venue’s on-site doctor commented to local media: "It's unusual to have this many fans collapse at a single event. Even for the most famous Western pop stars, we'd normally admit around 30 collapsed patients at most. It’s incredible."
Band member Shindong, 27, was shocked by the scene. "It was upsetting for me to watch security guards carry out fans while we were singing cheerful songs on stage," the concerned singer says. "There's a high point in [our song] 'Rock Star' where we shout out 'one more time, one more time' repeatedly. Seeing as we were in a country known for its passionate spirit we thought we'd try and set a new record and see how many times we could repeat this. But as we watched fans collapse before us we decided to stop at three." Probably a good idea.
The Brazil concerts – attended by over 8,000 fans – were the opening nights for group's Super Show 5 tour in South America, which is currently in Argentina before moving on to Chile and Peru.