On January 2, 2020, it was announced by Pledis Entertainment that NU’EST‘s Aron would be taking a break from his activities due to health issues. Through an official statement, they revealed that due to his anxiety disorder, NU’EST would continue to promote as a 4 while Aron takes a well-needed break.

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It was announced that he would be halting promotions for the time-being to focus on recovery and rest.

After discussion with Aron and the other NU’EST members, we have decided for him to receive sufficient rest and focus on recovery and treatment. He will be halting promotions temporarily and NU’EST will continue as a 4 member group for the time-being.

— Pledis Entertainment

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| Pledis Entertainment

The company also apologizes for the sudden news and promises to do their best for their artists’ safety and health. They ask fans to not make assumptions about him and the group, and to await another announcement at a future date.

In addition, we hope that there will not be any misunderstandings or assumptions about Aron’s health or promotional activities. We will be further announcing news about restarting team activities at a later time period.

— Pledis Entertainment

Here’s to his speedy recovery. The full statement can be read below.

Hello. This is Pledis Entertainment. We will be announcing about NU’EST member Aron’s health status and his activities. Aron has recently been facing psychological anxiety and after thorough examination, professionals have prescribed him as needing sufficient stability and rest.

After discussion with Aron and the other NU’EST members, we have decided for him to receive sufficient rest and focus on recovery and treatment. He will be halting promotions temporarily and NU’EST will continue as a 4 member group for the time-being.

We apologize for delivering such sudden and worrying news to the fans who have always been sending much love to NU’EST. We will be doing our best to act in Aron’s best interest for his health and recovery and will always aim to seek perfection in terms of our artists’ health and safety.

In addition, we hope that there will not be any misunderstandings or assumptions about Aron’s health or promotional activities. We will be further announcing news about restarting team activities at a later time period.

Thank you.

— Pledis Entertainment