Bittersweet news for CARATS! SEVENTEEN members Jun and THE 8 will be spending the remaining part of 2021 in their homeland of China to continue their promotions and activities which were pushed back due to the pandemic and will also be able to see their families whom they haven’t seen in more than two years! The group was announced to be preparing for their October comeback, with PLEDIS Entertainment confirming that the remaining 11 members will be doing the promotions in Korea. Take a look at the full statement from PLEDIS Entertainment down below:
“Hello. This is PLEDIS Entertainment.
We would like to provide some information on SEVENTEEN’s Korean and overseas activities for the second half of this year.
Our company provides full support for both the group and individual activities of SEVENTEEN. We plan the Korean and international activities of our members by exploring a wide range of opportunities for the members to take part in, striving to ensure that the artist can enjoy their full potential as close to our fans as possible.
As a part of these efforts, SEVENTEEN members JUN and THE 8 will focus on their activities in China from September to December. They will resume their work in China that had been postponed by COVID-19, and spend time with their families after having been forced to stay apart from them for a considerable amount of time due to the pandemic.
As moving across countries and regions currently demands excessive time and effort due to the severe challenges posed by the current situation on international and regional travel as well as the requirement for self quarantine, and having discussed the situation with the members of SEVENTEEN, JUN and THE 8 will continue their activities in China for the time being.
Please note that during this period SEVENTEEN will engage in their promotions in Korea with 11 members.
We ask for your generous understanding, and please stay tuned for the diverse activities of SEVENTEEN both in Korea and abroad during the second half of this year.”
Both Jun and THE 8 shared their thoughts on social media regarding the news, with most of their members commenting on the posts with their well wishes and how much they would miss the members.
In the meantime, you can watch SEVENTEEN in “In the SOOP – SVT Version” on Weverse and their ongoing variety series, “GOING SEVENTEEN” on YouTube.