On the November 14 episode of 'Hello' on KBS2, Eunkwang and other members appeared on the show to discuss Peniel's hair loss. He shared, "Peniel's hair loss got so bad that even when covered, you could tell. I wondered if we should send him to the U.S. because it would get better after he visited the U.S," expressing his concern.
However, Peniel also shared, "All the members and I had a discussion, but Eunkwang kind of makes fun of me a lot. He calls me a globe, a Buddhist monk," making everyone laugh. He also discussed the cause of his hair loss -- stress. For the reasons for stress, he pointed to cultural differences and his manager.
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Peniel explained, "Once I went to a recording with comfortable clothes -- basketball shorts and flip flops -- and manager scolded me as soon as he saw me. I thought to myself, because I debuted, I can't even wear comfortable clothes...Also, I had a female idol friend who trained with me. I saw her at the broadcasting studio. I was happy to see her, so I went to her waiting room to talk, but the manager said that other people could misunderstand the relationship, so I shouldn't talk to girl idols. I couldn't even talk to them."
To Peniel's confession, MC Shin Dong Yup joked, "So the hair loss is because of girls," making the audience and Peniel laugh.