NINE.i has recently shared the news about Winnie parting ways with the group. On the 28th of January, FirstOne Entertainment revealed that Winnie, who took a break last April due to a shoulder muscle tear, will not be returning to NINE.i.
Why Winnie Leaves NINE.i
The decision comes after carefully considering Winnie’s health, as performing intense choreography could lead to the risk of re-injuring his shoulder. Thus, he has decided to leave the group to concentrate on his recovery, with plans to embark on solo endeavors in the future.
The Thai rapper made his debut with NINE.i in March 2022 and also participated in the Mnet competition “Boys Planet” last year. Despite his hiatus, he has been diligently working towards a full recovery, undergoing regular exercise and rehabilitation as advised by medical professionals.
FirstOne Entertainment’s Statement
FirstOne Entertainment issued an official statement in English to explain the situation. They expressed their regret that despite Winnie’s efforts and the possibility of a recurring injury, it was mutually agreed that his journey as part of NINE.i must come to an end.
This is FirstOne Entertainment.
We would like to inform you about NINE.i [member] Winnie, who was on hiatus due to injury.
Winnie was diagnosed with a shoulder muscle rupture in April last year and has been consistently and faithfully undergoing exercise and rehabilitation treatment for a complete recovery.
However, based on the opinion of the medical staff that there is a high possibility of recurrence of the ruptured shoulder muscle if excessive choreography is performed, we had a long and in-depth discussion with the company about the direction of future activities, and the activities as NINE.i, which requires continuous choreography, have come to an end. We decided to do it.
Winnie will take some time to focus more on recovering his health and then show his various sides through personal activities.
Although his activities as a NINE.i member are coming to an end, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the fans who have shown generous support and great love to Winnie.
As a result, we would like to inform you that NINE.i will continue its activities as a 9-member group.”
The agency thanked fans for their unwavering support and affection towards Winnie and announced that NINE.i would proceed as a group of nine members. They apologized for the abrupt announcement and asked for continued support for Winnie as he moves forward with his individual pursuits and the remaining nine members of NINE.i.
“We apologize for causing concern to many fans with the sudden news.”
Support for Winnie
In conclusion, FirstOne Entertainment expressed their gratitude to the fans and encouraged them to support Winnie in his future endeavors, hoping for his quick and complete recovery.
“We ask for your love and encouragement to Winnie who is pursuing individual activities.
Please give your warm support to the nine members of NINE.i.
Wishing Winnie a speedy and full recovery! For now, let’s watch again Winnie’s debut with NINE.i:
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Source: First One Entertainment