Following her solo debut, Red Velvet‘s Wendy sat for an interview with Teen Vogue and opened up about how she felt whereas she was on her almost 16-month lengthy well being hiatus and every part she discovered throughout that point.
Red Velvet’s “Psycho” had simply been launched when Wendy suffered an accident while rehearsing for SBS’ 2019 Gayo Daejeon, which resulted in a damaged pelvis, wrist and facial accidents. She spent two months hospitalized, earlier than taking extra time get well and endure bodily remedy.
During the interview, she revealed that, unsurprisingly, she was extremely pressured at first.
[We] had quite a lot of new songs popping out, one after the opposite, and we didn’t have any time to relaxation. For the primary few months, I used to be actually nervous and form of wired that I wasn’t working.
–Wendy for Teen Vogue
However, her dad and mom moved again to Seoul quickly to reside together with her whereas she recovered, which introduced her quite a lot of consolation throughout an extremely tough time. She cited her mother’s meals and her dad and mom’ laughter, hugs and love as the most effective issues throughout that point.
It was my first time [living with them] in over 10 years, and I’m nonetheless spending time with my dad and mom these days. That introduced me quite a lot of consolation, too. Getting plenty of love each day. Being with your loved ones brings this sense of consolation you’ve by no means felt.
[These days] my mother all the time says “thank you” to me. “Thank you that you’re well now. That you can sing now. That you can be on stage now. That you can do the things you love to do.” But I’m the one who ought to say “thank you” to them.
While she received to spend time at residence and work in direction of her restoration, she was capable of take a step again and reevaluate the way in which she had been residing her life. While she needed to get again to creating music and performing shortly, she additionally realized the significance of relaxation, restoration and therapeutic.
I used to be capable of assume [about] myself, and I knew that it was okay to take some relaxation… That time was actually treasured to me as a result of I discovered loads from that. I suppose I form of grew up. It’s the identical for everybody. You work on and on and on. That’s all you ever do, and also you assume it’s regular. But as soon as you’re taking a step again you possibly can see so many issues on the market that you just haven’t seen, that you just haven’t had the time or the power to see… You don’t must work exhausting the entire time. Everyone wants time to relaxation. After taking that point, you’ll be higher.
Her hiatus closely impressed tracks on Like Water, similar to “When This Rain Stops.” This message is very distinguished within the lyrics “it’s okay to stop like this and take a break sometimes even if it rains in your heart / When this rain stops you can just smile again.” She needed to convey the message that everybody must relaxation, and that it’s greater than okay to take a break–typically, it’s essential to make you smile once more.