ITZY’s Lia To Continue Hiatus Through New Album And World Tour + Unveils Solo Track And Letter For Fans
It was first announced in September that Lia will be taking a hiatus due to health concerns.
On November 17, JYP Entertainment shared an update regarding the status of Lia’s health and hiatus.
The statement reads as follows:
Hello. This is JYPE.
This is an announcement regarding the status of ITZY member Lia’s health and her activities hereafter.
Currently, Lia is experiencing tension and symptoms of anxiety when carrying out scheduled activities. She was diagnosed with anxiety disorder as a result of examination from a specialized medical institution, and she is currently focusing on treatment.
After adequate discussion with Lia and the members, it was decided that Lia will be absent from the production of [ITZY’s] new album in January 2024 as well as their world tour in order to consider the recovery of her health as the top priority.
For fans who must be upset by the news, Lia’s solo track “Blossom” that was prepared in advance will be included in the album, and a lyric video was revealed today.
We ask for warm support and love from many fans.
We will continuously take the best possible measures for Lia’s recovery.
We once again thank the fans who always cherish ITZY.
Lia also took to Instagram with a handwritten letter:
MIDZY (ITZY’s fan club) whom I miss, hello, this is Lia.
I am directly relaying an update with a handwritten letter for fans who must be worried.
After much thought, I will not be able to participate in the upcoming album production and world tour, and I plan on taking time to focus more on recovering my health.
I am also revealing my solo track “Blossom” along with a lyric video for fans who must be upset.
It is a song filled with my sincerity that I want to express to fans.
Our MIDZY, are you doing well?
I am doing somewhat well in my own way. =)
I promise to return more improved and healthier, enough to repay the support given by MIDZY during this time we cannot spend together!
Thank you for always trusting and waiting for me.
Check out the lyric video for Lia’s “Blossom” below:
Wishing Lia a speedy recovery!