On August 28, SM Entertainment announced, "Onew expressed the wish to take a time of reflection regardless of the truth as he has caused concerns. After discussion, it has been decided that he will not participate in SHINee's concert in Japan. We ask fans to understand."
SHINee is scheduled to hold 'SHINee WORLD 2017 ~ FIVE~ Special Edition' in Tokyo Dome on September 2-3 and in Kyocera Dome on September 23-24.
Currently, Onew is under investigation for sexual harassment.