Seventeen's The8 will be sitting out from promotions once again due to his persisting back injury.
Back in November, just before Seventeen's comeback with their 2nd album, The8 announced a brief break from his activities as a result of a backache. It seems despite "carrying out his broadcast activities in line with his medical treatment during Seventeen's 2nd album promotions", The8's back injury is continuing to cause the idol discomfort.
Pledis Entertainment revealed in an official statement on December 12, "We have decided that The8's return to pristine health is our top priority, and after discussing the matter with the doctor, he will take a brief break and focus on treatment rather than participating in further schedules. We ask for your understanding in advance, as he will be unable to attend currently planned schedules for a while, since we think first and foremost about our artist's fast recovery and protection. Until The8 can fully recover, Seventeen will promote as a 12-member group temporarily during upcoming broadcasts and fan sign events."
Please get well soon, The8!