Today, on April 21, Pledis Entertainment officially announced that NU’EST‘s Baekho will be taking a brief break from activities to mourn the passing of his maternal grandmother.

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This is the agency’s full statement:

We are announcing the unfortunate news that NU’EST member Baekho’s maternal grandmother has passed away.

As a result, we are informing you that Baekho will not be participating in the Naver NOW audio show Royal Comics which he was scheduled to appear on Thursday, April 22.

We offer our blessings to the departed and we ask for your warm comfort and consideration so that our artist can mourn properly.

Baekho will be resuming his participation in scheduled activities starting April 23.

We sincerely thank all of the fans who give NU’EST and Baekho so much love and support.

We ask that you continue to give them lots of love in the future as well.

—Pledis Entertainment

NU’EST is currently promoting their second full-length album, Romanticize, which they released on April 19.

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We offer our deepest condolences to Baekho and his family. We hope he is able to rest and mourn peacefully.