After the news hit the SNS world, fans were extremely worried for the singer, tweeting and posting up a storm. According to a shared account of what supposedly happened, a young male (about early 20s) suddenly approached IU right after her performance, grabbed the mic and asked her if she’d like to marry him. A startled IU tried to run away but the man grabbed her, which evoked a scream. Bodyguards then stepped in to take care of the situation.
Despite the detailed account, Loen Entertainment, IU's agency, has come out with their own statement to clear up what happened: "We’ve seen the posts on Twitter, and there are a lot of false reports. A random fan did appear, but there was no assault. It wasn’t a big deal."
Netizens commented, “IU must’ve been so scared,” “Be strong, IU,” “I’m relieved she wasn’t hurt," among other replies.