Produce 101 Kim Taemin Permanently Leaving Show Due To Injury

Kim Tae Min has been forced to leave Produce 101 due to a sudden decline in his health.

Due to an unfortunate injury, Hanahreum Company‘s Kim Tae Min was forced to drop out of Produce 101 Season 2. His agency stated that he had complained of sudden abdominal pain. Further tests showed that he had an obstruction in his intestine and surgery was necessary.

Because of the surgery, Kim Tae Min, unfortunately, was forced to drop out of Produce 101, leaving the show at 58 contestants. Hanahreum Company relayed a message to all of his fans, promising that he would return at full health.

“We would like to apologize to everyone for the sudden news of Kim Tae Min’s departure. We promise that we will do our best to help Kim Tae Min return to full health and greet his fans with a bright and healthy appearance.”

— Hanahreum Company

Kim Tae Min underwent surgery for 4 hours and the obstruction was successfully cleared. He is currently resting at the hospital but an exact timeline of his recovery and discharge will not be known as his doctors are continuing to monitor his condition.

Even though he just came out of surgery, Kim Tae Min thanked all of his fans for their support during his time on Produce 101 Season 2.

“Thank you for all the love and support you gave me during my time on the show, please cheer for all of the other trainees on Produce 101 as well.”

— Kim Tae Min

Source: Star News and Sports Donga