While K-Pop dances always look pretty, they’re sometimes also equally painful. One of the most difficult moves idols do is when they suddenly drop to their knees no matter what venue they’re in. As they can’t wear knee pads in the real performance, it’s no surprise that they get injured often.
While some dances on this list are simply painful, others caused noticeable injuries on the idols. Check out some of the most cringe-worthy knee dances below.
Because of this move in “FIESTA”, the members of IZ*ONE had bruises on their knees that makeup could not completely hide.
BTS may not hit the floor particularly hard in this dance, but jumping up and down could cause significant joint pain. While they often look healthy, they are no strangers to injuries in their career.
3. BTS (“Dionysus”)
“Dionysus” is another choreography where they have to hop repeatedly.
4. BTS (Billboard Music Awards)
Jimin was once spotted with bruised knees peaking out from his ripped jeans.
5. BTS (J-Hope)
J-Hope also gave it his all since debut as seen in this complicated move.
Known for their intense performances, GFRIEND has had their fair share of knee drops. Members were seen bruised as a result of their practices.
NCT is no stranger to stunts, and dances like this show how dangerous they can be.
8. NCT (Taeyong)
Taeyong‘s move is especially scary as he jumps from almost a meter off the ground and lands on his knees.
The floor may be smooth in the practice room, but sliding continuously hundreds of times can get tiring.
Finally, Sunmi has knee drops in most of her title tracks. Her choreography in “LALALAY”, for example, makes her kneel on the floor multiple times.
Like the other idols, she was seen sporting painful bruises because of her profession.