K-Pop group ATEEZ member, Wooyoung, is taking a temporary hiatus while recovering from his ankle injury.
On May 8, the group’s agency, KQ Entertainment, released a statement regarding the current situation of the artist.
In the statement, they stated that the artist is focusing on recovering from the ankle injury, with the artist still “performing on stage while sitting in a chair due to his strong will to fulfill his promise with the fans.”
The whole statement reads:
“Hello, This is KQ Entertainment.
It is with utmost regret that we relay the news of ATEEZ member WOOYOUNG’s health to the fans who have shown such generous love and care for ATEEZ.
Recently, WOOYOUNG obtained an ankle injury and has been focusing on recovery. Despite this, he has been performing on stage while sitting in a chair due to his strong will to fulfill his promise with the fans.
As the pain has continued, it was decided that he would need a thorough examination and treatment at a medical institution. After a long discussion with WOOYOUNG and all the other ATEEZ members, the decision has been made to suspend WOOYOUNG’s schedule for a period of time so that he can undergo treatment accordingly.
As a result, WOOYOUNG will not be able to join the following schedules of ‘THE DANCE DAY LIVE 2023’ and ‘KCON 2023 JAPAN.’ We ask for your understanding, as this decision has been made in consideration of WOOYOUNG’s health.
We apologize for the sudden news and will do our absolute best to ensure WOOYOUNG’s quick recovery, as his health is our biggest priority.
— KQ Entertainment”
However, because of the continuous pain the artist had been experiencing, they decided that he need a thorough examination and treatment at a medical institution.
“After a long discussion with Woo-young and all the other ATEEZ members, the decision has been made to suspend Woo-young’s schedule for a period of time so that he can undergo treatment accordingly,” they said.
Woo-young will not be able to participate in their following schedules in Japan, including ‘The Dance Day Live 2023’ and ‘KCON 2023 Japan’.
The agency ended its statement by saying, “we ask for your understanding, as this decision has been made in consideration of Wooyoung’s health. We apologize for the sudden news and will do our absolute best to ensure Woo-young’s quick recovery, as his health is our biggest priority.”
The group is currently traversing for their third world tour, ‘THE FELLOWSHIP: BREAK THE WALL’, after the release of their ninth mini album, ‘THE WORLD EP 1: MOVEMENT’, last July 2022.
They recently announced the Asian leg of their tour which will start in July and will be ending in September, marking the end of their tour.
ATINY, the group’s fandom, showed their concern and wishes for fast recovery with the hashtag #GetWellSoonWooyoung.
— for wooyoung (@wooyopics) May 8, 2023
— 카티 ♡s 민기 (@anchorteez) May 6, 2023
— 𖤐 wooyoung pics (@W00LOOKS) May 8, 2023
get well soon wooyoung ! we are so so proud of you, rest well and take care of yourself, we will wait for you 🤍 pic.twitter.com/qP22n8WHq9
— 🐈⬛ (@csanigallery) May 8, 2023
— wooyoung love zone (@wooyolovezone) May 8, 2023
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