SEVENTEEN, the boy group made by Pledis Entertainment will be promoting with only 11 members for a while.
This is because Jun and The8 will return to China and carry out activities in their country until the end of 2021.
The agency of SEVENTEEN has also released their official statement which you can see in full below.
This is Pledis Entertainment.
We would like to provide some information about SEVENTEEN’s activities in Korea and abroad for the second half of this year.
Our company provides full support for SEVENTEEN group and individual activities. We plan SEVENTEEN members’ Korean and international activities by exploring various opportunities for the members to take part, trying to ensure that the artist can enjoy their full potential as close to fans as possible.
As part of this effort, SEVENTEEN members Jun and The8 will focus on their activities in China from September to December. They will continue their work in China which has been postponed by COVID-19 and spend time with their families after being forced to be separated from them for quite a while due to the pandemic.
Moving across countries and regions today demands excessive time and effort due to the severe challenges posed by the current situation in international and regional travel and the requirements for self-quarantine, and after discussing the situation with SEVENTEEN members, Jun and The8 will continue their activities in China for a while.
Please note that during this period SEVENTEEN will be involved in their promotions in Korea with 11 members.
We ask for your generous understanding, and look forward to SEVENTEEN’s diverse activities both in Korea and abroad during the second half of this year.
Through this announcement, SEVENTEEN’s comeback which will be held in October 2021 will most likely only be made by 11 members. (1NEWS)