Choi Si-won to sit out Japan Super Junior fan event

Choi Siwon with his pet dog Bugsy.
PHOTO: Instagram/Choi Siwon

Super Junior's Choi Si-won will not take part in the group's fan event in Japan, its official Japanese fan club E.L.F. Japan announced Monday.

According to the announcement, Choi will not attend "E.L.F-Japan Festival 2017 -- Super Sports Day" event which is scheduled to be held today and tomorrow at Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.

The announcement did not give a reason for his absence. "We are very sorry for the fans who have been looking forward to the event. We ask for your kind understanding," it read.

The singer recently came under fire when it was revealed that a local restaurateur died of sepsis on Oct. 6 after being attacked by Choi's family dog which was not on a leash at the time.

Both Choi and Choi's father apologised to the bereaved family on social media but the public is still berating them for not being cautious with their dog.

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