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WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon discharged from the hospital

By Staff Reporter | June 19, 2019 04:12 PM EDT

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On Sunday, June 2nd, WINNER's lead vocal Kang Seung Yoon was brought to the emergency room after he reportedly felt symptoms of a herniated disc in his neck, making the group decide to cancel their supposed performance at "Inkigayo."

Three days later, his fellow members Kim Jin Woo, Song Mino, and Lee Seung Hoon opened up about his condition on a radio program and assured their fans that their leader is feeling much better now.

Meanwhile, on the same day of their guesting, YG Entertainment released yet another statement that detailed Seung Yoon's discharge from the hospital, as well as its gratitude to the fans who wished the idol's swift recovery.

The new and full statement read:

"Hello, this is YG Entertainment.

We write this statement to notify you that WINNER's Kang Seung Yoon has been discharged from the hospital on the morning of June 5 per his doctor's recommendation.

On Sunday, Kang Seung Yoon spoke of pain in his neck while waiting for the group's rehearsal for SBS's "Inkigayo," and he was taken to the emergency room. Since then, he was hospitalized and has been focusing on receiving treatment and recovery.


Through his treatment, Kang Seung Yoon was able to recover quicker than expected and is currently resting after being discharged from the hospital. Kang Seung Yoon plans to carry out scheduled activities, but only to the point that it does not cause strain on his body.

We apologize for causing fans concern, and we promise to do our best to always prioritize our artists' health in the future.

We wish to thank everyone who expressed their concern for him."

Due to Seung Yoon's absence, the rest of his members shared they realized something significant out of this plight. On the radio program, Seung Hoon shared, "I learned about the importance of Kang Seung Yoon. My heart hurts that there's no one at the fourth mic."

They were then asked who replaced Seung Yoon while he was unavailable to guide the group, and they answered, "Many people might not know this but the original leader was Song Mino. We call him 'former leader.'"

When it comes to leadership, Mino admitted how he handles the position compared to Seung Yoon.

"Our personalities are different. Many things will change. Kang Seung Yoon was a free leader and I'm a controlling leader. However, I'll lead by example so that the members can't say anything."


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