MONSTA X’s Shownu To Take Hiatus Following His Current Health Condition

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It’s unfortunate news but please get well soon, Shownu!

MONSTA X’s Shownu will take a hiatus, stepping down from participating in the group’s upcoming comeback activities due to his health condition.

MONSTA X's Shownu To Take Hiatus Following His Current Health Condition

On May 3, Starship Entertainment announced through MONSTA X’s official social media accounts the status of Shownu’s health and the plans for his participation in future activities.

Earlier, Shownu was diagnosed with “Left Retinal Detachment (Amotio Retinae)” in July 2020. Due to this, he had to undergo emergency surgery and has been receiving regular eye checkups to prevent a recurrence as the medical condition is difficult to completely cure.

According to MONSTA X’s agency, Shownu felt discomfort in his eyes due to constant exposure to strong lighting as he was busy preparing for the group’s upcoming album. He immediately went for an examination and received appropriate medical treatment for his serious condition. Resulting discomfort caused by sub-retinal fluid and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) as a complication of the retinal detachment, Shownu was advised to have a proper rest for a considerable time to avoid a relapse and further deterioration.

MONSTA X's Shownu To Take Hiatus Following His Current Health Condition

Starship Entertainment also promised to prioritize their artists’ health, concluding to a decision that Shownu will take a temporary hiatus from the group’s future promotions. Specifically, Shownu will not participate in the upcoming official promotional activities of MONSTA X’s 9th mini-album One Of A Kind.

As a result, MONSTA X will continue with five members for the time being. The agency also assured fans that Shownu is currently taking a rest and will take the best measures for the artist’s fast recovery.

Meanwhile, MONSTA X will return with an exciting 9th mini-album One Of A Kind on June 1, after about seven months since FATAL LOVE.

Source: Starship Entertainment