SEVENTEEN’s Joshua And Hoshi To Sit Out Upcoming U.S. Concerts After Testing Positive For COVID-19
SEVENTEEN’s Joshua and Hoshi will be sitting out the group’s next U.S. concerts due to being diagnosed with COVID-19.
On August 28, PLEDIS Entertainment announced that both Joshua and Hoshi had tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington, D.C., where they are currently in self-quarantine. According to the agency, Joshua and Hoshi are suffering from mild nasal congestion and a cough, while the other members are not experiencing any symptoms at present.
SEVENTEEN is currently in the United States for the North American leg of their “BE THE SUN” world tour, and PLEDIS Entertainment says that the other 11 members will be moving forward with their tour without any changes to the schedule. However, Joshua and Hoshi will not be participating in the group’s upcoming concerts in Washington, D.C. on August 28 and Atlanta on August 30.
Both Dino and Mingyu were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States earlier this month, though they have returned to performing with the rest of the group after sitting out two concerts each.
PLEDIS Entertainment’s full English statement is as follows:
This is PLEDIS Entertainment.
We would like to provide you with some information regarding COVID-19 diagnosis of SEVENTEEN members Joshua and Hoshi and their future activities.
Joshua and Hoshi experienced mild nasal congestion and cough on August 27 (ET) and preemptively took COVID-19 tests, and the test results returned as positive. They are currently under self-quarantine and treatment in Washington, D.C., USA.
All other SEVENTEEN members are not experiencing any symptoms.
The upcoming concerts will be held without any changes in the schedule. However, in compliance with the local preventive guidelines, 11 members will be participating in the Washington, D.C. show on Sunday, August 28 (U.S. local time) and the Atlanta show on Tuesday, August 30 (U.S. local time) without Joshua and Hoshi.
We will continue to provide support for the rapid recovery of Joshua and Hoshi, 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.
Wishing both Joshua and Hoshi the speediest of recoveries!