ATEEZ’s Jongho Halts Activities + Returns To Korea Due To “Extreme Pain” In Leg
On August 20 local time, KQ Entertainment announced that Jongho—who is currently in Los Angeles for KCON LA 2023—would be returning to Korea to be diagnosed and treated after experiencing “extreme pain” in his leg.
The agency explained that while Jongho had previously been diagnosed with a meniscus rupture after his last ankle injury, he had opted for “conservative treatment” due to his “strong will” to continue performing on stage.
KQ Entertainment’s full English announcement is as follows:
This is KQ Entertainment.
It is with utmost regret that we are sharing some updates regarding Jongho’s health to the fans who have unconditionally supported ATEEZ.
Jongho was diagnosed with a “meniscus rupture” after his last ankle injury, but because of his strong will to be on stage, he focused on conservative treatment and recovery, including injections that helped relieve pain and boost regenerative qualities.
However, after today’s event, Jongho experienced extreme pain, so we have come to the decision of immediately suspending his upcoming schedules for August 20 (local time) and having him return to Korea to conduct a thorough examination and treatment by experts.
As artist health is a top priority, we ask for your kind understanding. Updates and additional information will be given following the examination results.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the sudden news, and we will do our best to ensure Jongho’s speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, after wrapping up KCON LA 2023, ATEEZ is scheduled to head to Mexico for the Latin American leg of their “THE FELLOWSHIP : BREAK THE WALL” world tour, which will kick off in Mexico City on August 23.
Wishing Jongho a speedy and full recovery!