EXID‘s Solji will be taking an indefinite hiatus after being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, causing EXID to continue as a 4-member group.
On December 20th Banana Culture Entertainment released a statement regarding EXID’s leader, Solji. We have translated their full statement down below.
“EXID Solji was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. She has been suffering from multiple symptoms including fever and the protrusion of her eyes. After a detailed check up specialized doctors confirmed that she has hyperthyroidism. We decided that her health is of the utmost priority so she will be taking a break and focusing on treatment. Solji will be absent from the scheduled award shows and LE, Hani, Hyelin and Junghwa will be on stage as four.”
Hyperthyroidism is a disease more common in women than men and is caused by an excess of hormone production in one’s thyroids. The effects of this disease include continued weight loss, extreme fatigue, persistent shaking, fever and protrusion of the eyes. It can also cause infertility in some women’s cases.
Hyperthyroidism is easily treated. With treatment, you can lead a healthy life. Without treatment, hyperthyroidism can lead to serious heart problems, bone problems, and a dangerous condition called Hyperthyroid Crisis (Thyrotoxic Storm). Thyrotoxic Storm is a rare life-threatening condition that develops in cases of untreated hyperthyroidism. — WebMD
The full official statement released by the agency has been included.
Hello, this is BANANA Culture Entertainment.
EXID’s member Solji was diagnosed with ‘Hyperthyroidism’
Solji has recently showed signs of fever, protrusion of the eyeballs and etc, and she immediately gone through thorough examination.
As a result she was diagnosed with ‘Hyperthyroidism’.
’Hyperthyroidism‘ is a disease which the hormone (T3 and T4) secrete excessively due to certain reasons, and result in thyrotoxicosis. (Source : Seoul National University Hospital)
After long discussion we came to theconclusion that she should focus on her recovery first.
She will rest for a while and focus on receiving treatment. The other 4 members of EXID excluding Solji will participate at the scheduled year-end music awards.
We know how Solji plays a huge role in the team, we will do our best to support her back to her best condition again.
We are sorry to worry you. We thank all you fans for the support you gave us.
Source: Sports Chosun