ATEEZ's Jongho To Undergo Surgery + Go On Temporary Hiatus During Recovery

ATEEZ’s Jongho will be going on a temporary hiatus in order to undergo surgery.

Last week, Jongho abruptly returned to Korea after experiencing “extreme pain” in his leg while in Los Angeles for KCON LA 2023. Jongho, who had previously suffered both an ankle injury and a meniscus rupture in the past, flew back home to be diagnosed and treated while the rest of the group traveled to Mexico for the Latin American leg of their ongoing “THE FELLOWSHIP : BREAK THE WALL” world tour.

On August 26, KQ Entertainment announced that after being examined by a doctor, “Jongho was recommended to undergo surgery and receive intensive management” for his existing injury. The agency also stated that Jongho would be temporarily sitting out all of ATEEZ’s activities in order to focus on his rehabilitation post-surgery.

KQ Entertainment’s full English announcement is as follows:

This is KQ Entertainment.

Please read the following notice regarding ATEEZ member Jongho’s health condition and status for future schedules.

While Jongho was [already] undergoing conservative treatment and recovery for a meniscus rupture, it was determined that detailed examination and additional measures were necessary. As a result, Jongho immediately stopped his overseas schedules and returned to Korea to receive treatment at a specialized medical institution.

After a thorough examination, Jongho was recommended to undergo surgery and receive intensive management for the existing injured area. As a result, ATEEZ will continue with seven members for upcoming schedules while Jongho undergoes rehabilitation after the surgery.

We ask for your understanding regarding the decision to prioritize Jongho’s prompt recovery, and we will update you once he is ready to return to the group’s schedule.

Thank you.

Wishing Jongho a speedy and full recovery!

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