TOP Media announced recently that UP10TION member Wooshin would be taking a break due to mental health reasons.
“Hello. This is TOP Media. It has been decided that UP10TION’s Wooshin will be taking a rest from activities for the time being to take time to recharge, due to health issues. First of all, we apologize for conveying this sudden news to the fans who love UP10TION and Wooshin. Wooshin’s psychological condition has become very poor due to mental stress since the end of last year. After consultation with Wooshin and his fellow members, it was judged that Wooshin is is need of a break for a period of time in order to recover, and it was decided that he will be taking time to recharge for a while. We apologize once again to fans for causing concern, and we ask that you encourage and support Wooshin and UP10TION.”
The group is coming back at the end of June, so Wooshin will miss those promotions and they’ll come back as 9.
It seems clear that Wooshin’s withdrawal from promotions is due to the witch hunt that followed accusations that he inappropriately touched Somi. That was denied by ‘The Show‘ and both his and her companies, and it was also forensically proven that he didn’t even touch her, but the hate persisted for the most part and thus we’re at this situation now.
Unreal, honestly. But I really shouldn’t be surprised.
Wooshin also wrote a handwritten letter, basically apologizing for this.
— U10TIntl -rest- (@up10tionintl) June 6, 2017