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Hong Kong Boy Band Mirror Cancels Overseas Debut as Investigation Into LED Screen Incident Continues

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Vivienne Chow Hong Kong boy band Mirror has pulled out of Japan’s Summer Sonic festival, organizers confirmed, while investigations continue into last week’s horrific incident that severely injured two dancers on stage during a live concert in their hometown.Summer Sonic announced on Friday that the 12-piece group has canceled the performance at the festival’s Tokyo Pacific Stage, originally scheduled for Aug.

20, “due to unforeseen circumstances.”“We sincerely apologize to all of you and hope to have the opportunity to participate again,” a comment from Mirror cited in Summer Sonic’s statement.The news follows a tragic incident on July 28, when a giant LED screen hanging above the stage fell and struck 27-year-old dancer “Mo” Lee Kai-yin in the head during Mirror’s concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

Another dancer, Chang Tsz-fung, 29, was also seriously injured while trying to move the heavy screen away from Lee. The concert, which was the fourth of a 12-concert series, was suspended right away and the two dancers were rushed to the hospital.

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