Aron will halt all of his activities for the time being due to health problems. In the mean time, NU'EST will continue as 4 members.
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NU'EST's agency Pledis Entertainment made an announcement on January 2 regarding Aron's health condition and activities through their official SNS.
Pledis said, "Aron recently complained about his psychological anxiety and conducted a thorough examination, and received a specialist's opinion that he needs sufficient stability and rest."
"After careful discussion with Aron himself and the NU'EST members, Aron decided to take a rest and concentrate on his treatment and recovery," they shared, "He will stop working for a while, and NU'EST will continue to work as a four-member system for the time being."
NU'EST released their eighth mini album 'The Nocturne' in May last year, and released the Japanese full-length album 'DRIVE' in October.
Below is the full text of Pledis Entertainment' official position.
This is Pledis Entertainment.
Here is our position regarding the health status and activities of NU'EST member Aron.
Aron recently complained about his psychological anxiety and conducted a thorough examination, and received a specialist's opinion that sufficient stability and rest are needed.
After careful discussion with Aron himself and the NU'EST members, Aron decided to take enough rest and concentrate on healing and recovering. Aron will stop working for a while, and NU'EST will be working as a four-member team for the time being.
We apologize to the fans who always send a lot of love to NU'EST. We're sorry for the sudden news.
We will do our best to restore Aron's health and safety, and we will always do our best for the artist's health and safety.
In addition, we hope that there will be no excessive speculation or misunderstanding regarding Aron's health and activities, and that we will notify you later regarding the resumption of the team activities.