Kang Daniel To Halt Promotions After Opening Up About His Current Mental Health Status

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We are all here with you, Kang Daniel.

KONNECT Entertainment announced on December 4 that Kang Daniel will be putting a break on his promotions after informing fans about his battle with depression and panic disorder.

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One of the kindest and most humble idols in the current K-Pop scene has announced his temporary break as he opened up about the state of his mental health.

“Beginning from the first half of the year, Kang Daniel visited the hospital after experiencing poor health due to a weak immune system and psychological anxiety. After being examined by doctors, he was diagnosed with depression and panic disorder. He has since continued to focus on receiving treatment through psychotherapy and medication,” KONNECT Entertainment informed fans through an official statement.

“Though he did his best to stay grounded and not falter in a constantly changing environment despite his condition, he recently showed more severe symptoms of anxiety. Because of this, we decided that getting sufficient rest and stability is the most important for the artist’s health and safety,” they added, expressing their recent decision concerning the artist’s health condition.

The agency then announced that they had cancelled the pre-recording for his appearance on MBC’s Show Champion, which was scheduled to take place in the morning of December 4. They also added that it will be difficult for him to carry out his upcoming activities normally, and thus, he will be halting promotions for the meantime.

“Honestly, it is difficult to continue promotions for his digital single “Touchin'” in this situation,” KONNECT Entertainment added, apologizing to fans, broadcasting stations, media outlets, and more for causing worry due to the sudden news.

“We will do our best to help Kang Daniel recover his health, and we will also keep in mind the responsibility given to an agency to protect its artist. Additionally, we ask you to refrain from making speculations and causing misunderstandings regarding the artist’s health and future activities. We will keep you informed about the process of his recovery,” the agency concluded, asking fans to support Daniel until he can return healthily.


Following KONNECT Entertainment’s announcement, fans expressed their love and support to the multi-talented idol. Going up on Twitter’s top trending worldwide immediately, the hashtag #WeAreWithDaniel was filled by DANITY with messages of encouragement for the singer-rapper-dancer, as well as asking him to rest well and not to worry because they will always be right by his side.

This is also in response to his recent posts on fan cafe, where he expressed his true feelings about him having a difficult time while enduring hate thrown towards him. Speaking up about the cyberbullying he faced, the singer heartbreakingly shared that he knows about everything people say about him both as a soloist and back when he was a part of Wanna One, adding that he has been afraid of any news report that includes his name and that he is “too tired now”.

With this, fans shared how he gave them a reason to keep on going with life and how he served as an inspiration to them. Indeed, he had touched many lives, and DANITYs will not let him forget about it especially in these tough times.

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Source: KONNECT Entertainment


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