On December 20, EXID’s agency Banana Culture Entertainment confirmed that Solji has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. According to the agency, Solji recently went to the doctor due to symptoms such as fever and exophthalmos (bulging eyes), which led to her diagnosis. “As the recovery of her health is the first priority, she will be focusing only on treatment for the time being as she takes a rest,” the agency states. They continue, “LE, Hani, Hyerin, and Junghwa will be performing as four members at the scheduled year-end award shows.”
The positive of this is that she should be back after adequate rest, which idols could seem to use more of anyway. Solji should probably get like a few months off to let the symptoms subside, but probably not.
The other good part for EXID is that Solji’s daughter Hyerin can step in and basically fulfill Solji’s duties without a ton of drop-off, so it honestly shouldn’t adversely affect them much either.