Onew, a member of boy group SHINee, will be taking a hiatus and not participate in group activities due to health concerns
Below is the official statement from SM Entertainment regarding Onew’s activities.
”Hello, this is SM Entertainment.
First of all, we express our sincere gratitude toward all fans who love and support SHINee. We would like to inform you about the health condition of ONEW and his participation in future events.
In celebration of SHINee’s 15th anniversary, the group held a fan meeting in May and has been preparing for their June concert as soon as they finished working on their 8th album’s release.
Recently, ONEW visited the hospital after experiencing health issues and has since received medical examination and consultation. And it’s been advised that ONEW will be needing medical care and rest.
After careful and extensive discussion with ONEW and the group, a decision was made to have ONEW focus on recovering for the time being as he will be unable to participate in the upcoming concert and album activities.
Therefore, the upcoming SHINee concert and album activities will proceed with KEY, MINHO, and TAEMIN. We will do our best to assist ONEW to meet the fans again in good health and will inform you as soon as he is recovered and able to return to the stage.
We understand that SHINee’s promotional activities have been long-awaited by the members, fans, and our company. And we’d like to emphasize that this decision was made to ensure that SHINee may continue their activities in good health for a long time. We apologize for causing concern to the fans, and we ask for your generous understanding at this time.
KEY, MINHO, and TAEMIN are putting their greatest effort to show only their best, and we kindly ask for your support and love for SHINee’s June concert and 8th album.
On the other hand, SHINee will release their 8th full-length album “HARD” on June 26th. Prior to the release, SHINee will hold their sixth solo concert, “SHINee WORLD VI [PERFECT ILLUMINATION]” at the KSPO DOME in Seoul Olympic Park, from June 23rd to 25th.