SEVENTEEN’s The8 To Minimize Participation In Performances For Upcoming Comeback Due To Injury
On June 17, Pledis Entertainment released a statement announcing that The8 recently “experienced pain in his instep and ankle” during practice and was advised by a doctor to “get sufficient rest and minimize intense physical activities, including choreography.”
Due to The8’s “strong wishes to take part” SEVENTEEN’s upcoming comeback, he will still be participating in promotions for their new mini album “Your Choice”—but he will be minimizing his role in their performances to avoid “undue strain.”
Pledis Entertainment’s full English statement is as follows:
This is Pledis Entertainment.
We would like to provide the following information regarding SEVENTEEN member The8’s participation in promotional activities for the 8th mini album “Your Choice.”
During choreography practice, The8 experienced pain in his instep and ankle and visited the hospital for treatment and detailed examination.
As a result, he was advised by medical personnel that, while his daily routines will not be affected, he should focus on treatment, get sufficient rest and minimize intense physical activities including choreography.
Our company closely monitored The8’s condition and treatment progress and discussed his participation in the promotional activities for “Your Choice,” and in consideration of the artist’s strong wishes to take part in the activities, the decision was made for The8’s participation in official promotions as long as undue strain can be avoided.
As a result, The8 will take part in the 8th mini album “Your Choice” activities while minimizing his role in performances.
We would like to apologize to all fans for causing concern over this issue, and we will place the utmost priority in assisting The8 in his treatment and recovery so that he can rejoin his fans in full health.
SEVENTEEN will be making their return with “Your Choice” on June 18 at 6 p.m. KST.
We wish The8 the speediest of recoveries!