MONSTA X Jooheon will be taking a hiatus from activities for the time being.
On January 12, Starship Entertainment released a statement about Jooheon’s mental health revealing that he’s been showing signs of anxiety, here is their full statement:
“Hello. This is Starship Entertainment.
This is an announcement regarding MONSTA X member Joohoney’s health.
Joohoney recently showed symptoms of anxiety and recently received in-depth examinations and treatment at multiple professional medical institutions for an accurate diagnosis. The results of the examination showed that due to anxiety symptoms, sufficient rest and stability are essential for him to make a full recovery.
We have had a thorough discussion with Joohoney and the MONSTA X members and have decided to focus on the restoration of Joohoney’s health through continuous treatment and stability.
We ask for the understanding of fans, as we have decided to temporarily suspend further activities to improve the artist’s health condition. We promise to do our best to give him all the support he needs for his recovery.
The decision for Joohoney’s return will be made based on the progress of his recovery and professional opinion as well as careful consultation with Joohoney and the MONSTA X members.
We sincerely apologize for the concern we have caused to MONSTA X fans who always show them love. We will continue to do our best to maintain the health of the MONSTA X members.
Fans are glad that Starship is making his health a priority; they’re sending him well wishes for a full recovery.
Take care of yourself, Jooheon!
— 몬스타엑스_MONSTA X (@OfficialMonstaX) January 12, 2020