ZEROBASEONE’s Ricky will not be attending the 2023 Asia Artist Awards (AAA) with the rest of his group.
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On December 11, WAKEONE Entertainment announced that due to issues with his passport and visa, Ricky will unfortunately be unable to participate in the 2023 Asia Artist Awards in the Philippines, where ZEROBASEONE is scheduled to perform on December 14.
The agency’s full statement is as follows:
Hello, this is WAKEONE.
We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances affecting passport and visa issuance, ZEROBASEONE member Ricky will not be able to attend the 2023 Asia Artist Awards.
Despite efforts internally and externally and exploring various solutions to facilitate Ricky’s participation in the event, it has been conclusively determined that he cannot depart. Consequently, ZEROBASEONE will proceed with a performance featuring the 8 members excluding Ricky at the 2023 Asia Artist Awards scheduled for December 14.
We sincerely apologize for any confusion caused to the fans eagerly awaiting.
Moving forward, we promise to provide our utmost support to ensure ZEROBASEONE’s seamless participation in all future overseas events and schedules.
We sincerely ask for your understanding.
The 2023 Asia Artist Awards will be held in the Philippines on December 14. Kang Daniel, IVE’s Jang Won Young, and ZEROBASEONE’s Sung Han Bin will be the hosts for the event. You can also check out the performer lineup here!