B.A.P leader Bang Yong Guk will not be joining the group for the upcoming comeback activities due to health issues.
The decision for Bang Yong Guk to sit out was made after discussions with the B.A.P members, and Bang Yong Guk will be focusing on treatment while the remaining members do their best to fill in for their leader.
Here is the full statement from TS Entertainment:
“Hello, this is TS Entertainment.
“First, we want to thank everyone for their support prior to the release of B.A.P’s second studio album, which will be released on November 7.
“While we hate to impart bad news, leader Bang Yong Guk recently visited the hospital due to health problems and was diagnosed with panic disorder.
“As a result, Bang Yong Guk and the members decided that the group would continue with promotions with just five members, as the first priority is Bang Yong Guk’s recovery. While B.A.P is promoting, Bang Yong Guk will be focusing on receiving professional treatment and getting better.
“As this new album is a product of a lot of hard work, and as much as the fans and B.A.P members have waited for this, the five members will do their best to fill in for Bang Yong Guk.
“Please continue to support B.A.P.”