Seungkwan, a beloved member of the renowned group Seventeen, is set to make a dazzling comeback after a period of dedicated recovery and introspection. On August 16th, Pledis Entertainment, the agency behind Seventeen, revealed to Newsen that Seungkwan will play a pivotal role in the group’s upcoming new album, slated for an eagerly awaited October release.
Intriguingly, this announcement comes after a recent hiatus, during which Seungkwan focused on restoring his physical and mental well-being. Following the untimely passing of his close friend Moonbin from Astro on April 19th, Seungkwan channeled his strength and resilience into actively participating in the production of Seventeen’s remarkable 10th mini album ‘FML’.
However, amidst his unwavering dedication, signs of strain surfaced as Seungkwan’s health took a toll. On July 3rd, Seventeen’s official SNS platform shared an update about Seungkwan’s health journey, revealing his temporary withdrawal from the limelight. Fans, known as Carats, showered him with unwavering love and heartfelt messages, expressing their collective hope for his complete recovery.
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Fast forward to August 16th, and Seungkwan himself communicated directly with Carats through the fan platform Weverse. In his heartfelt message, he unveiled the depth of his emotions during his hiatus, confessing, “There were so many things I wanted to say. First of all, I missed you so much, and I think Carat was also curious about how I was doing.”
Seungkwan’s genuine words continued to resonate, as he candidly shared his personal journey of self-discovery and growth during his time away. “This was the first time in my life that I had time to think and feel myself completely and to recharge myself to move forward again,” he revealed, shedding light on the profound transformation he underwent.
Acknowledging the challenges he faced and the impact on his fellow members, Seungkwan expressed his gratitude and humility toward Carats, whose steadfast support fueled his recovery. “I was so grateful and sorry to the Carats who supported me and waited for me. But thanks to all of your support, I’m really improving a lot. I feel like I’ll be able to meet you soon.”
Concluding his poignant message, Seungkwan promised a return filled with warmth and enthusiasm, confessing that while writing might not capture his feelings adequately, he eagerly anticipates reconnecting and saying hello once again.
Seungkwan’s journey is a testament to his unwavering spirit, resilience, and the profound bond between Seventeen and their dedicated fanbase. As anticipation builds for Seventeen’s upcoming album and Seungkwan’s triumphant return, the story of his transformation serves as a beacon of inspiration for all who encounter it.