Twice’s Jeongyeon Takes a Step Back from Group Activities –
South Korean group Twice’s member Jeongyeon will be taking some time off to navigate through her struggles with panic attacks and physiological anxiety.
In a statement released by JYP Entertainment earlier today, the company stated that after discussions with Jeongyeon and the rest of the members, the vocalist will be stepping aside from future activities to focus on her recovery and going on an indefinite hiatus.
In October of last year, JYP Entertainment had issued a similar statement addressing Jeongyeon’s absence from the promotional activities of the group’s second full-length album Eyes Wide Open. Citing panic attacks and psychological anxiety, the members (including Jeongyeon) and the company agreed on fostering a safe environment for the vocalist to rest. This included the vocalist shifting her time from the group’s busy schedule to healing under a trained medical professional.
Twice, who had recently released the bossa nova and hip-hop single “Alcohol-Free,” are currently gearing up for their highly anticipated first full-English single, “The Feels,” set to drop in September.
Read the full statement below:
Hello, this is JYP Entertainment.
We would like to inform you about TWICE member Jeongyeon’s current health situation. Jeongyeon is currently experiencing panic and psychological anxiety. Although Jeongyeon was moving forward with her schedule by simultaneously taking action for recovery, we value our artists’ health as the most important issue. Therefore, after deep discussions internally accompanied by professional medical measures, we have decided that it is needed for Jeongyeon to have sufficient time to focus on her recovery and rest. After discussions with Jeongyeon herself and other TWICE members, we inform you that Jeongyeon will be unable to attend TWICE’s activity for a while in future schedule. As the artist label, we will provide the best procedures for Jeongyeon to recover with sufficient amount of time. We kindly ask for your love and support for Jeongyeon’s full recovery.