On October 12, YG Entertainment released an official statement on the condition of WINNER’s Nam Taehyun.
The agency explained that they were aware of Nam Taehyun’s mental health issue since his trainee days, but his condition had come into attention when it had worsened during the past few months. Therefore, YG Entertainment announced that plans for WINNER to release a new song have been postponed indefinitely.
“After discerning that it would be difficult for him to continue promoting, we have decided that his future activities will be suspended in order for him to focus on treatment. This has been done because the most important priority is his health. He has been staying at home with his mother and is receiving treatment instead of staying at the dorms,” explained YG Entertainment.
The agency continued, saying, “We currently cannot predict WINNER’s timeframe for their promotions, which is regrettable. However, the other WINNER members, along with YG, are putting in their best effort to overcome the first crisis that has hit the team.”