In response, FNC Entertainment told Herald Corp on July 29, "We have not yet discussed his permanent departure from 'Weekly Idol'. As of now, the decision was made only for 'Infinity Challenge'. It's a bit too early to consider returning to any broadcasts. His health is first and foremost. He will look into his return to broadcasts once he decides to."
Meanwhile, Jung Hyung Don has been taking a break from all of his broadcast activites since November of 2015 for his anxiety disorder.