YG Confirms Departure Of WINNER’s Nam Tae Hyun

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WINNER to continue as four.

Nam Taehyun of WINNER is officially leaving the group. Taehyun previously went on hiatus due to mental health reasons.

His agency YG Entertainment has now confirmed the departure with a press statement:

WINNER, who has many things planned for them this year, had put all their activities on hold unfortunately due to Taehyun’s mental health issues. 

YG and the other members have put Taehyun’s mental health as the main priority and decided to wait for his recovery. However, due to the fact that the mental issue was one which has been present ever since his childhood, it is impossible to predict when he will recover, and when he will be able to return to activities. 

After much discussions with Taehyun, we have decided that it is not possible for him to continue activities as a part of WINNER, so as of November 18, the exclusive contract between YG and Nam Tae Hyun has been terminated.

This is mainly due to the fact that WINNER, who is only two years into its debut, can no longer wait to continue their activities.

Although Tae Hyun will no longer be with WINNER, we hope that everyone will continue to support each other in their musical careers.

YG plans to continue promoting WINNER as a four-member group with no addition of new members. Please show WINNER and Taehyun much support and love as they stand on the start line again.

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