Update: Kang Daniel To Take Break From Activities + Agency Releases Statement On His Mental Health
Updated December 4 KST:
Kang Daniel’s agency KONNECT Entertainment has released a further statement regarding his break from activities.
After explaining again that it is difficult for Kang Daniel to carry out promotions for his single “Touchin’” in this situation, the agency went on to say, “Like the DANITY who have been waiting a long time, Kang Daniel also personally was very excited for these promotions and felt attached to them. However, after careful talks between the artist and our company, it was decided that it would be best for him to take a temporary break so that he can promote in good health in the future.”
“We express our apologies for causing you so much worry and concern and making it so that you were not able to sleep,” they continued. “He is stable and is being taken care of by agency staff and his family. As an agency, we deeply feel that we must take responsibility for the protection of our artist, and we once again promise to do everything possible to put that into practice.”
Kang Daniel will be taking a break from activities to focus on recovering his health.
On December 4, it was reported that Kang Daniel had canceled his pre-recording for MBC Music’s “Show Champion” due to health problems.
His agency KONNECT Entertainment released a statement to provide the facts regarding what was reported. The full statement is as follows:
Hello. This is KONNECT Entertainment.
Below is our official statement regarding our artist Kang Daniel.
Starting from the first half of the year, Kang Daniel visited the hospital after experiencing poor health due to a weak immune system as well as psychological anxiety. After a detailed examination, he was diagnosed with depression and panic disorder. Following this, he has continued to focus on treatment through psychotherapy and medication.
Though Kang Daniel did his best to stay grounded and not falter in a constantly changing environment despite his state, he recently expressed more severe symptoms of anxiety. Thus, we reached the conclusion that sufficient rest and stability is of the highest priority for the artist’s health and safety.
We canceled the pre-recording for MBC Music’s “Show Champion” that was scheduled for today (December 4) in the morning, and it is not possible for him to carry out his upcoming activities normally. The truth is that it is difficult to continue promotions for his digital single “Touchin'” in this situation.
We deeply apologize to fans, broadcasting stations, media outlets, and all other related personnel for causing concern with this sudden news.
We will take all measures possible for Kang Daniel to recover his health, and we will once again keep in mind the responsibility given to an agency to protect its artist.
Moreover, we ask you to refrain from making speculations and causing misunderstandings regarding Kang Daniel’s health and future activities. We will prepare a way to keep you informed about the progress of his recovery.
Once again, we apologize for bringing unfortunate news, and we ask you to support Kang Daniel until he can return healthily.
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