• TVXQ’s Max Changmin decided to postpone his upcoming wedding  due to surge of coronavirus cases
  • SM Entertainment, TVXQ’s managing agency, confirmed the news on Thursday
  • The wedding will be rescheduled upon further discussion among family members

K-pop band TVXQ’s Shim Changmin, popularly known by his stage name Max Changmin, has decided to postpone his upcoming wedding plans due to the recent surge of coronavirus cases in Seoul, South Korea.

On Thursday, SM Entertainment, TVXQ’s managing agency, confirmed that Changmin and his non-celebrity fiancée have postponed their wedding ceremony which was originally scheduled for Sept. 5. The wedding, which was planned to be held privately in the presence of family members and close acquaintances, will now take place later upon further discussion with family members.

"Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, Changmin has postponed his wedding, which was originally scheduled to take place on September 5. He is planning to decide on a new date following discussions with [his and his fiancée’s] family," the agency announced, according to Soompi.

The 32-year-old singer broke the news back in June with a handwritten letter to his fans.

"Hello. This is TVXQ’s Changmin. There is something I want to tell fans myself, so I am taking the courage to write this letter. It is not something I can say easily, so I am very nervous right now as I write each word.

As you are aware due to a news report from a while ago, there is a woman I am currently dating. We have had a good relationship with trust and faith in one another, and naturally I decided that I want to continue my life together with this person, so we made the decision to have our wedding in September around the time when the heat will cool down," he mentioned in the letter, as reported by Soompi.

Changmin had also expressed his gratitude towards his fellow bandmate Jung Yunho, popularly known as U-know Yunho, and the agency for supporting his decision.

The singer released his first mini-album titled "Chocolate" on April 6, 2020. The extended play (EP) consists of six songs including the title track "Chocolate,” and a collaboration song with Korean singer Chungha titled "Lie."

Meanwhile, South Korean actress Kang Sora who was originally planning to hold her wedding on August 29, and actor Ryu Deok Hwan who wanted to get married to his long-term girlfriend in October also postponed their weddings due to COVID-19 concerns.

TVXQ's Shim Changmin
Shim Changmin attends the Special Exhibition “Hello, My Name Is Paul” at DDP on June 05, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. The Chosunilbo JNS / Getty Images