SM Entertainment recently announced that SHINee’s Onew will be sitting out of upcoming promotions due to health issues. The other three members will continue with concert and album activities while Onew takes a much deserved rest, per the advice of his doctor.
Onew penned a personal update to fans to reassure them that he will be taking the utmost care of his health. He also posted a photo of the cake that celebrated their 15th anniversary at their recent fan meeting.
Hello. This is Onew! I think that there are people who were shocked [by the news] and so, I thought that it was only the right thing to do for me to speak up, and this is how I’ve ended up writing a post. TLDR! I’ll recuperate my health and come back!
I’m sorry to worry so many people and I’ll be grateful if you can think of this time as one where I take a break in order to continue to be with SHINee in the future. Due to the timing, I think that there might be misunderstandings or errors where some think that my health is not going to recover. However, in order to protect what I wish to protect, the future is more important and I have made this decision. Be very happy and healthy! I will come back again healthy, thinking of the good days together and so that I can spend each and every part of my life with meaning. I’m sorry for worrying you!
Wishing him a speedy recovery!