f(x)‘s Luna was scheduled to perform at the opening night of musical “MAMA MIA!” this Saturday. However, the musical representatives announced that Luna’s role as Sophie has changed to another actress due to Luna’s “health issues”.
Luna was scheduled to play the role of Sophie, but the casting has inevitably changed due to Luna’s personal health issues.
— MAMA MIA! Representative
Although her health issue was specified in the statement, many believe she is grieving the loss of her close friend and former bandmate, Sulli.
Luna’s agency has also announced that Luna’s schedules for this week will be changed due to her deep sadness.
It is difficult for [Luna] to act while she is deeply saddened by the news. We will have to change her schedules for this weekend.
— Humap Contents
It is uncertain whether Luna will step down permanently or will eventually return to her role later on. Until Luna is ready, actress Lee Soo Bin will be filling in for the role of Sophie.
Prayers go out to both Luna and Sulli.