Their agency put out a new statement updating fans.
On August 26, ATEEZ‘s agency KQ Entertainment updated fans about the current health status of Jongho.
A week ago, when ATEEZ were in Los Angeles to perform at the KCON LA 2023, Jongho had to return to Korea early because of a meniscus rupture resulting from his ankle injury in 2020.
KQ Entertainment had put out a statement mentioning that Jongho was returning to Korea for a thorough examination of his condition and subsequent treatment. On August 26, the label released a new statement informing fans that he has been recommended to undergo surgery for his current condition.
While Jongho undergoes surgery and rehabilitation, the group will resume their scheduled activities with the rest of the seven members.
Here’s the full English statement by KQ Entertainment:
This is KQ Entertainment.
Please read the following notice regarding ATEEZ member JONGHO’s health condition and status for future schedules.
While JONGHO was undergoing conservative treatment and recovery for a ‘meniscus rupture,’ it was determined that detailed examination and additional measures were necessary. As a result, JONGHO immediately stopped his overseas schedules and returned to Korea to receive treatment at a specialized medical institution.
After a thorough examination, JONGHO was recommended to undergo surgery and receive intensive management for the existing injured area. As a result, ATEEZ will continue with seven members for upcoming schedules while JONGHO undergoes rehabilitation after the surgery.
We ask for your understanding regarding the decision to prioritize JONGHO’s prompt recovery, and we will update you once he is ready to return to the group’s schedule.
— KQ Entertainment