TWICE‘s Jihyo will be halting all activities effective immediately due to health issues at the advice of her doctors.
Jihyo will be taking a break from all group activities due to the poor condition of her knees. She was taken to the hospital where doctors advised Jihyo to rest in order to recover.
Read JYP Entertainment’s statement about Jihyo’s injury condition below:
“Jihyo brought to our attention that she was feeling pain in her knees. We took her to the hospital where it was confirmed her knees were in an abnormal condition and required treatment. We know resting is essential to recovery, so we are here to announce that Jihyo will halt all activities for the time being.
The health of our artists is of the greatest importantance to us, so we hope fans will understand the decision we have made. We will do our best to get Jihyo back to the best health condition.”
– JYP Entertainment
Coincidentally, fans had predicted this exact issue only 4 months ago. Photos of TWICE began circulating amongst ONCE when they realized the girls would often pose on their knees pressed against the floor.
These photos began to cause concern, especially for Jihyo who would often be the one kneeling. It appears that fans may have been right about how damaging it is for Jihyo to pose the way she does.
Fans Worry For TWICE Knee Condition After These Photos Emergehttps://t.co/47T59WYZVC
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Source: Sports Donga