KQ Entertainment, the agency behind the South Korean K-Pop group ATEEZ, announced that Wooyoung, one of the band members, would be taking a temporary break from his activities due to an ankle injury.
According to the statement released on May 8th, Wooyoung had already been performing while seated during the band’s recent Japan concerts to accommodate the injury. However, due to persistent pain, the agency decided that he needs to undergo a comprehensive examination and treatment in a medical facility, and consequently, his activities would be suspended.
After extensive consultations with Wooyoung and other ATEEZ members, KQ Entertainment decided to temporarily suspend Wooyoung’s schedule to enable him to receive proper treatment. As a result, Wooyoung will not participate in upcoming events, such as THE DANCE DAY LIVE 2023 and KCON 2023 Japan scheduled for May 11 and May 13, respectively. KQ Entertainment expressed their apologies for the sudden announcement and requested understanding from fans, emphasizing the importance of Wooyoung’s health. They also assured everyone that every effort would be made to facilitate his swift recovery.
In other news, ATEEZ recently announced additional tour dates for their ongoing ‘Fellowship: Break The Wall’ world tour, which will cover different Asian cities such as Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, and Manila between July and September. The world tour commenced in Seoul, South Korea in October 2022, three months after their ninth mini-album, ‘The World Ep 1: Movement,’ featuring the lead single ‘Guerrilla,’ was released.