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Speculation behind Nam Tae Hyun's hiatus from WINNER?

By elliefilet   Thursday, October 13, 2016   148,224   6,988   121



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Following YG Entertainment's announcement of Nam Tae Hyun's hiatus from WINNER, many are speculating there's more to the story than the idol's ongoing mental health issues. 

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Many fans are speculating Nam Tae Hyun had been drifting apart from WINNER for a while, and there was more behind his hiatus. Some say it's been a long time since he's stayed at WINNER's dormitory or hung out with the other members. Photos posted on social media also show Nam Tae Hyun separated from the other WINNER members at different events, suggesting he may not have gotten along with the group. 

Furthermore, Nam Tae Hyun has been steadily releasing his own self-composed tracks on SoundCloud despite no word about WINNER's official comeback. There's also speculation his SoundCloud song "Who Cares" may be about his separation from WINNER.

The lyrics state, "Farewell. Don't act sad. There's no regret. You feel the same. I don't care. Nothing's forever. I'm alone anyway, so let's sing. Shut up. I don't hear whatever you're saying. I'll take care of myself. I don't care. I'll be thrown away even if I try to include myself. Let's just scream."

What are your thoughts on the speculation?

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mind_blown Friday, October 14, 2016

Have ppl ever thought that maybe those songs he releases on his Soundcloud is one of his ways to deal with his depression?

La_Sirene Friday, October 14, 2016

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La_Sirene Friday, October 14, 2016


midnightbee Friday, October 14, 2016

No, please don't do this... I really like Winner. If it's not true, don't make it seems like. T  T

StephanieA Friday, October 14, 2016

As soon as the news was released, I immediately felt that it wasn't 100% true. NTH posted a track to Sound Cloud the same day, which to me signaled that he was trying to say something. We all know that WINNER isn't one of YG's priorities, and NTH has been the least of them. His singing has been the most criticized in the group, and he has never been truly happy with his celebrity because of the continued criticism about everything he does. Maybe his condition stems from not being able to be happy about getting the short end of the stick from YG all the time. The continued album release delays and inactivity most likely contributed to everything. It's okay for us to question these things instead of accepting what we're told like sheep. He could be screaming for help and we don't see it because "YG said he's okay, so I believe it". I'm expecting a contract cancelation to follow this because he seems to have done something unforgivable. If Minzy can leave a big group like 2NE1 for undisclosed reasons, what makes anybody think that NTH won't also leave? YG's golden image is getting ruined in my eyes because artists don't seem very happy these days...all the groups should be over-promoting given how much actual talent and music they probably have in their repertoire, but they're instead confined to the basement with promises of releases that are never fulfilled. At least Mino gets to go outside, so that makes me happy.

StephanieA Saturday, November 26, 2016

Called it... Damn.

jongininie Friday, October 14, 2016

I, who live freaking far from him honestly dont know what is the real deal here. But if he really currently struggling with his mental health, I pray that he will recover forever from that disease because suffering of mental illness is same if not worse than having physical disease. People who dont know anything like me should shut up and just hoping the best for this beautiful human Nam Taehyun. I'm so worried :'(

Tie_chan Friday, October 14, 2016

Speculation is always a bad thing. Even if it becomes true one day, now I think fans must respect and hope for better days, for Nam Tae Hyun recover. This is a big step to YG speak about it, is common that YG don't speak about it and respect the artist like a human being, this time with his family and the delay of Winner comeback is for good. I am so das when people spread bad theories about it. Leave it like it is now, don't need to interpreting everything or change the reality with words. If the mental illness is something like depression, this speculations are terrible for his self esteem. Is good that he has come ways to expresse himself, but if all thing that he do from now on will be reinterpreted, he will probably feel censored.If fans will say something, is better to be a nice thing (to cheer up and inspire Tae Hyun). Respect is a beautiful way to show love.

shizun Friday, October 14, 2016

I rather think that he feels that he belongs nowhere. He needs support from people around him. I don't think it is a time for him to be left alone. (Just when it is really needed).

bangeryun94 Friday, October 14, 2016

It's typical how fangirls can't possibly believe that an idol, who, to them was made from the sun, moon, and stars and is supposed to be perfectly pure, can't wrap their empty little noggins around the fact that he is suffering from an illness of the mind.  They'd rather put blinders on and speculate that he's leaving WINNER rather than acknowledge mental illness

StephanieA bangeryun94 Friday, October 14, 2016

No, but the illness is a result of his activity in the group. You can't just believe anything you're told. Questioning things is important. I don't trust YG's release because the artist can't speak for themselves, so I know he expects us to believe the official statements. We'll see, though. I don't expect NTH to stay quiet through this.

bangeryun94 StephanieA Friday, October 14, 2016

"You can't just believe anything you're told." Isn't that what you are doing with this sentence - "No, but the illness is a result of his activity in the group." Isn't that what YOU are telling ME that I'M doing? By the way have you read the comments and concerns in the Korean media? If you haven't, don't bother suggesting that I question his agency's statement.

booho Friday, October 14, 2016

Winner have 3 main composer with diffrent taste of music, YG must now how to deal with it. It's like u merge Facebook, Instagram and Twitter into one group, sacrifice and agreement it's a thing that hard to do But if taehyun leave winner, 1/2 of winner soul and color musicwill missing

sandybee3 Friday, October 14, 2016

So someone struggling from mental illness is actually planning to leave a Group ?? Wow to that logic

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