New photos of SHINee‘s Onew amid his ongoing hiatus have fans feeling very excited!
In early Jun 2023, SM Entertainment announced that Onew would be sitting out of SHINee’s Hard comeback due to health-related issues.
The artist shared a letter apologizing to fans for the surprising news and his promises to return after taking care of his health, which many have continually worried over since the beginning of the year. The hiatus has continued since then, with SHINee performing as three for their October concerts.
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!
While Onew has occasionally updated fans since his hiatus began, fans have been waiting for more updates. It seems like their wishes have finally been granted with two new updates!
On November 14, photos showing Onew outdoors with a fan began circulating online. The first photo shows Onew and a fan mid-photo as the idol smiles at the camera.
The second photo is a close-up selfie, giving a closer look at the idol’s face.
Fans were thrilled for these updates and are thrilled to see Onew looking happy in these new photos!
I JUST FELL TO THE GROUND- 😭 https://t.co/xBZONfG6TR
— ⓐMI ☆ (@amiiwrldd) November 14, 2023
My precious pretty boy I miss youuu https://t.co/ghZb0XCRgG
— ᴍᴏᴏɴ𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙 || 🍒 ʷʰᵃᵗ ᵃ ᶜʰⁱˡˡ ᵏⁱˡˡRV3 🝮︎︎ (@wibblywobblywah) November 14, 2023
JINKIIIIIIIIIIIIII 😭😭😭 https://t.co/kwPKLv4Rub
— 𝓼𝓱𝓮𝔂 ♡ | 𝙶𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚝𝚢 🧊 | (@SHxxINee) November 14, 2023