NCT‘s Mark has tested positive for COVID-19, and NCTzens (NCT fans) are devasted for more reasons than one.
SM Entertainment released a statement on July 25 regarding Mark’s condition. He had not been feeling well, so he took a rapid antigen test. The results came back positive for COVID-19.
Hello.NCT’s Mark has tested positive for COVID-19 today (25th).
Mark’s condition was not feeling well today, so he immediately conducted a rapid antigen test and results were positive. He immediately stopped all of his schedules and is now following the guidelines in quarantine.
As such, NCT DREAM’s 2nd solo concert, ‘THE DREAM SHOW2 – In a DREAM’ scheduled for July 29~31, will commense with the 6 members, excluding Mark. We ask for the fans’ understanding.
Mark is strictly following the quarantine rules. and we will do our best to prioritize his health and safety so that we can ensure his recovery.
— SM Entertainment
Unfortunately, this means that Mark must miss NCT DREAM’s 2nd solo concert, THE DREAM SHOW2 – In a DREAM. It is scheduled for July 29-31, and the remaining six members will perform without leader Mark.
This would have been NCT DREAM’s first concert with all seven members. NCT DREAM TOUR THE DREAM SHOW was NCT DREAM’s first solo group concert and included just six. The concert tour began in Seoul on November 16, 2019, and ended on February 3, 2020.
NCT DREAM TOUR “THE DREAM SHOW”
— NCT DREAM (@NCTsmtown_DREAM) October 1, 2019
So, fans are especially heartbroken that Mark will be missing what would have been his first NCT DREAM concert while he is also the leader.
we all know how excited mark lee is, even the other members bcs its their first concert as 7 but c0vid 19 ruined it 😭😭😭😭
— dani | tds2 D-4 (@najaemscoffee) July 25, 2022
it’s so sad knowing that mark and dream members are excited for the dream show but mark will not attending because he’s positive of covid 19 get well soon mark lee! 🙁
— dean (@jjaefeed) July 25, 2022
his first nct dream concert….my heart shattered into pieces mark lee speedy recovery 😭
— 🍥 (@augustIune) July 25, 2022
no cuz mark was so excited to perform at nct dream’s concert especially since this will be his first concert with nct dream. we all know that he gave all his best while practicing for the concert. he tested positive from covid and wont be attending the concert. get well soon mark
— loffy (@hyckflmz) July 25, 2022
LOOK HOW EXCITED MARK LEE😭 HIS VERY FIRST NCT DREAM’S CONCERT😭 FUCK YOU COV1D pic.twitter.com/xvhSnJ1WKW
— qia (@whatsonck) July 25, 2022
NCT DREAM has faced challenges a lot recently. During their comeback with “Glitch Mode,” Chenle suffered an ankle injury. During “Beatbox,” Haechan and Jaemin tested positive for COVID-19 after Jeno and Chenle.
glitch mode: chenle injury
beatbox: 4 members get covid
7dream first concert after 6 years debut: mark lee (leader) get covid, and he's first concert with dream.
it's hard really hard for this.
— deyy (@rendstan) July 25, 2022
Mark has also personally updated NCTzens on his condition via the Bubble app. He reassured them and asked for the continued support of NCT DREAM’s concert, but he was upset too.
So, NCTzens are sending well wishes to Mark during this time.
biggest hug to mark lee 🙁 pic.twitter.com/5vGqx7Uomx
— ㅎ (@Ieemarkees) July 25, 2022
Bringing back this clip as dreamies shows how much they adore and love Mark Lee.
We will wait for you our Leader, Mark Lee but get well soon!
— czennie (@waterMarkeuu_) July 25, 2022
We, too, wish Mark a full and speedy recovery.