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NCT’s newest unit, NEW TEAM, now down to 6 members with Jungmin’s departure

NCT’s been having this trend of adding and subtracting members in just a span of a few months, tbh.

From having 27 members and a new unit following the conclusion of “NCT UNIVERSE: LASTART” just a month ago, NCT is now down to 6 members. On October 2, 2023, SM Entertainment announced that Jungmin had departed from the debut team due to health reasons.

“Hello. This is SM Entertainment.

We express gratitude to fans who are waiting for the debut of NCT NEW TEAM (tentative name), and we are sharing an announcement regarding Jungmin who was selected as a pre-debut member.

After confirming the pre-debut members, NCT NEW TEAM was preparing to greet fans through the pre-debut tour that begins on October 8.

However, due to health reasons, Jungmin recently halted practice and other activities and was focusing on treatment. As official activities are beginning soon, we continuously discussed the possibility of Jungmin’s participation in activities with him along with his family and medical staff.

After deep consideration of Jungmin’s health as the top priority, Jungmin will not join NCT NEW TEAM and return to being a trainee, deciding to completely focus on recovery.

We feel apologetic to cause concern with sudden news to fans who were cheering on Jungmin’s debut, and we will support Jungmin so that he can focus on treatment and recovery and take on new activities in good health.

As a result, NCT NEW TEAM will carry out activities with six members from now on. They are preparing hard in order to impress fans, so please show warm support and interest.

We once again ask for the generous understanding of fans. Thank you.”

NCTzens all shared their support and gratefulness to Jungmin, who had worked hard for his eventual debut.

Thank you for your time as a pre-debut member of NCT’s newest unit and for your talent, Jungmin! Hoping for your speedy recovery!


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