Monsta X: Joohoney to Take Break From Activities Due to Anxiety

On Jan. 12, Starship Entertainment announced an update about Joohoney’s health. According to the agency, Joohoney will take a temporary break from activities with Monsta X after experiencing anxiety symptoms.

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Joohoney will focus on recovery for the time being

Starship Entertainment released a statement on social media explaining that Joohoney experienced symptoms of anxiety. Following his diagnosis, the rapper will focus on recovering and take a break from activities with Monsta X.

“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,” reads the statement.

The statement continues, “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. Thank you,” the statement concludes.

Joohoney previously missed events with Monsta X

Joohoney’s diagnosis comes a little over a week after he missed the 34th Golden Disc Awards in Seoul due to illness.

“On the afternoon of January 3, MONSTA X’s Joohoney went to the hospital for treatment of a high fever and flu symptoms… As a result, we are announcing that Joohoney will be unable to attend the GMarket Smile Club Concert and the 34th Golden Disc Awards. Whether or not Joohoney will be able to attend following scheduled activities will be determined by his condition,” Starship Entertainment said in a statement.

On Dec. 7, 2019, Joohoney did not perform at B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash in the U.S. with the other members of Monsta X.

“After boarding an airplane to travel to the United States for the Jingle Ball tour on December 6 (Korean time), MONSTA X’s Joohoney reported experiencing sudden dizziness and an extreme worsening of his condition while waiting for the plane to take off. He was promptly moved to a hospital, where he received medical examination and treatment,” reads a statement by Starship Entertainment.

Monsta X fans want Joohoney to focus on his recovery

After Starship Entertainment released the news about Joohoney, Monsta X fans posted well wishes on social media. In their posts, fans made it clear they want Joohoney to focus solely on his recovery.

“no matter how long it takes for you to feel okay again, i’ll wait for you. i hope you dont feel bad or pressured to feel okay immediately. please please take all the time you need to heal, we understand how tough it is,” a fan tweeted.

“Still can’t believe the one who’s always saying that we should and must be happy is also the one that is undergoing through this. Joohoney, we will never be happy without you. Take all of your time and come back to us stronger, happier,” wrote a Twitter user.

“Our beloved Joohoney. I hope you don’t blame yourself for what happened. Your health is a priority. Please take as much time as you need, monbebes will wait no matter how long it takes. I hope you’ll get better soon. Sending my big love for you, honeybee,” one fan tweeted.