B.A.P leader Bang Yong Guk will not be joining the group for the upcoming comeback activities due to health issues.
Here is the full statement from TS Entertainment:
“Hello, this is TS Entertainment. First, we want to thank everyone for their support prior to the release of B.A.P’s second studio album, which will be released on November 7. While we hate to impart bad news, leader Bang Yong Guk recently visited the hospital due to health problems and was diagnosed with panic disorder.”
“As a result, Bang Yong Guk and the members decided that the group would continue with promotions with just five members, as the first priority is Bang Yong Guk’s recovery. While B.A.P is promoting, Bang Yong Guk will be focusing on receiving professional treatment and getting better. As this new album is a product of a lot of hard work, and as much as the fans and B.A.P members have waited for this, the five members will do their best to fill in for Bang Yong Guk. Please continue to support B.A.P.”
갑작스런 소식에 많이 당황하고 놀라셨을거라고 생각합니다. 친구가 아파 걱정이 되고 마음이 좋지는 않지만, 앞으로 같이 활동 할 날이 더 많고 금방 좋은 모습으로 여러분들 앞에 설 수 있게 주위에서 저희도 많이 도와주겠습다. 그리고 금방 돌아 올 거에요
— Himchan (@BAP_Himchan) October 25, 2016
“I think you must have been very surprised by this sudden news. My friend is ill so I’m worried and upset, but there are more days in the future when we will promote together, and I will help a lot so that he can soon return to stand in front of all of you again in good form. And he’ll be back very soon.” -Himchan
다시 금 건강한 모습으로 돌아오도록 노력하겠습니다
멤버들과 팬 여러분 모두와 함께하지 못해 리더로서 안타깝고 미안한 생각뿐입니다 멤버들에게 더 많은 관심과 응원 부탁드립니다
— Bang yongguk (@BAP_Bangyongguk) October 25, 2016
“I will try to return again healthy. As the leader, since I can’t be together with the members and fans, all I can do is think it’s a shame and be sorry. Please show more interest and support for the other members.” -Bang Yong Guk
Don’t worry guys, we will always support you. Get well soon Bang Yong Guk!
Park Sa-lim, Seoul