4th-Gen K-pop Idol Undergoes Hiatus Due To Respiratory Problems + Agency Releases Statement

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THIS fourth-gen K-pop boy group member has been confirmed to undergo a hiatus due to respiratory problems.

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4th-Gen K-pop Idol Undergoes Hiatus Due To Respiratory Problems + Agency Releases Statement
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DRIPPIN Joo Changuk Undergoes Hiatus Due To Respiratory Problems, Woollim Entertainment

On March 28, Woollim Entertainment released an official statement declaring the hiatus of DRIPPIN member Joo Changuk.

DRIPPIN Changuk
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According to the statement, the agency first expressed its gratitude to the fans who have always supported DRIPPIN’, and added that the announcement was about the status of Changuk.

Woollim Entertainment then revealed that Changuk had visited the hospital due to poor health conditions. The idol was also revealed to go under close examination during DRIPPIN’s album preparations, leading to his immediate halt to all scheduled activities.

DRIPPIN Changuk
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The agency announced that Changuk will now use his time to focus on recovery, which was advised by medical professionals. It added that the idol was suffering from respiratory problems.

Woollim then shared that the upcoming activities of DRIPPIN would still be temporarily carried out as a five-membered group. The company revealed that more information regarding Changuk’s return and condition would be announced soon.

DRIPPIN Changuk
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The statement ended by assuring fans that Changuk will receive all the help he can get for his recovery, and was followed by an apology due to the concerns the statement may have caused fans. Read the official statement below:

“Hello. This is Woollim Entertainment.

Firstly, we would like to thank the fans who have always given generous love to our artist DRIPPIN. We are writing this statement to let everyone know about the future activities of DRIPPIN member Joo Changuk.

Joo Changuk visited the hospital due to poor physical condition and went through a close medical examination while preparing for the next album.

He has decided to stop all his schedules and focus on his recovery, as recommended by the medical staff. Changuk has also been advised to take enough rest for the time being due to a respiratory disease.

Therefore, DRIPPIN’s activities will be conducted as a five-membered group for the time being. Information on (Changuk) joining the schedule will be provided later, and we will do our best to ensure Joo Changuk’s quick recovery and stability.

We would also like to apologize for causing concern to many fans with this sudden news, and we ask for their kind understanding.

Thank you.”

 

On X (Twitter), here’s how fans reacted to Changuk’s hiatus:

Wishing Changuk the speediest of recoveries!

********] Israel Monte