SEVENTEEN’s Wonwoo Diagnosed With COVID-19 + Hoshi To Also Sit Out Activities As Precautionary Measure

Both SEVENTEEN’s Wonwoo and Hoshi will temporarily be halting all activities due to Wonwoo testing positive for COVID-19.

On February 12, PLEDIS Entertainment officially announced that Wonwoo had been diagnosed with COVID-19 after developing a sore throat and mild fever.

As the SEVENTEEN members recently took some time off, the only member who came into contact with Wonwoo is Hoshi. Although Hoshi’s self-test kit and rapid antigen test results both came back negative, he is still awaiting the results of his PCR test.

As a result, both Wonwoo and Hoshi will not be participating in SEVENTEEN’s upcoming activities, including the “Attacca” release online event scheduled for today.

PLEDIS Entertainment’s full English statement is as follows:


This is PLEDIS Entertainment.

We would like to provide you with some information on SEVENTEEN member Wonwoo being diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as adjustments in his activities.

Wonwoo tested positive on the self-test kit after experiencing a sore throat and a mild fever on Friday, February 11. He promptly took a PCR test and was confirmed with COVID-19 on the morning of Saturday, February 12. Wonwoo is currently not exhibiting any extraordinary symptoms other than a sore throat and mild fever and is administering self-treatment at home.

Hoshi, who came in contact with Wonwoo on Wednesday the 9th, took both a self-test kit and rapid antigen test which both came back as negative. He also preemptively took a PCR test to ensure the safety of others and is currently waiting for the result.

As it was during the artists’ period of rest, all SEVENTEEN members other than Hoshi had not come in contact with Wonwoo and were staying at their parents’ house. All other SEVENTEEN members preemptively underwent self-testing, which all came back as negative and none of them are presenting any symptoms.

Therefore, both Wonwoo and Hoshi will not be taking part in the SEVENTEEN 9th Mini Album “Attacca” Release Online Event today and the following activities for the time being. We will provide you with updates on their future activities.

We will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of Wonwoo, placing our highest priority on the health and safety of our artists. We will also continue to fully cooperate with the requests and guidelines of healthcare authorities.

Thank you.

Wishing Wonwoo the speediest of recoveries!

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