Kang Daniel to take break to focus on mental health

Kang Daniel will be taking a break from promotions to focus on his mental health.

His agency, KONNECT Entertainment, has shared a statement explaining that Kang Daniel was diagnosed with depression and panic disorder in the first half of 2019, after visiting a hospital due to poor health brought on from a weak immune system and anxiety.

The agency wrote: “Though Kang Daniel did his best to stay grounded and not falter in a constantly changing environment despite his state, he recently expressed more severe symptoms of anxiety. Thus, we reached the conclusion that sufficient rest and stability is of the highest priority for the artist’s health and safety”.

Kang Daniel’s pre-recording on Show Champion has been cancelled and he won’t be continuining promotions for his recent release, “Touchin'”. He had first music show win for the song on December 3 on The Show.

They also asked people to refrain from spreading rumours saying: “We ask you to refrain from making speculation and causing misunderstandings regarding Kang Daniel’s health and future activities. We will prepare a way to keep you informed about the process of his recovery”.

The agency apologised to fans, broadcasting stations, media for causing concern and have asked for everyone to support Kang Daniel until he’s able to make a healthy return.

Read a full translation of KONNECT’s statement on Soompi.

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