Since her last break in October, Jeongyeon, a member of the K-pop girl group TWICE, is taking another vacation owing to health issues.
JYP Entertainment, the group’s management company, informed fans on Wednesday via its official website that the vocalist will be taking an indefinite break from the group.
The agency said in a statement that Jeongyeon is currently suffering from panic attacks and psychological anxiety conditions.
The singer has been attempting to participate in the group’s activities while getting treatment to recover, according to the agency.
“However, because we place a high importance on our artists’ health, we have examined the matter with medical professionals and determined that it is best for the artist to devote her full attention to her recuperation,” it stated.
“Following a debate, the members, including the artist herself, have agreed that Jeongyeon will not be a part of the group’s future activities.”
“We ask for your understanding and your love and support for Jeongyeon’s full recovery,” the agency stated, adding that it will help the singer in whatever way it can so she can get enough rest.
The singer’s health has forced her to take a break for the second time. She pulled out of all promotional duties for the band’s second full-length album, “Eyes Wide Open,” which was released on October 26.
The agency issued a statement a few days before the record’s release that month, stating that she would not be participating in any of the group’s activities for the time being, including any scheduled engagements for the new album.
It reported at the time that Jeongyeon was “very apprehensive and anxious” about the approaching publication.
After a three-month sabbatical, the singer returned to the stage in January, performing at the 30th Seoul Music Awards.
Her music career began with the release of the group’s mini-album “Taste of Love” in June. She also took part in the promotional activities for its title song “Alcohol-Free,” before taking her second time out.
With the track “Like OOH-AHH,” Jeongyeon made his debut as TWICE’s lead vocalist in 2015. The nine-member group, which includes Jeongyeon, Nayeon, Jihyo, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Momo, Sana, Mina, and Tzuyu, rose to fame quickly after debuting as JYP’s first girl group in five years after Miss A.
Since then, the band has recorded a slew of popular singles, including “Cheer Up” (2016), “Likey” (2017), “Dance The Night Away” (2018), and “MORE & MORE” (2019). (2020).