Monsta X's Joohoney Announces Hiatus to Focus on Mental Health

Monsta X’s Jooheon, also known as Joohoney, will be taking a break from his career temporarily to focus on his mental health. 

On Saturday (Jan. 11), Monsta X’s label Starship Entertainment issued a statement revealing that Joohoney would be taking a leave of absence from the act due to anxiety.

“Joohoney recently visited multiple professional medical institutions for accurate diagnosis regarding anxiety symptoms,” the statement reads. “The results of the examination showed that due to anxiety symptoms, sufficient rest and stability are essential for him to make a full recovery. We have had a thorough discussion with Joohoney and Monsta X members, and have decided to take continuous treatment and stability which focus on the restoration of Joohoney.”

The statement also asked for the understanding of fans as Joohoney temporarily suspends his activities in the group to focus on his health. His return will “be based on his recovery status and professional opinions, which will also be conducted through careful consultation with Joohoney and the members.”

Starship Entertainment also apologized to the fans of the star, and said, “We will continue to do our best to maintain the health of Monsta X members.”

Read the entire statement below.