GFRIEND’s Umji will be absent from the group’s upcoming schedules for the time being due to her leg injury.
“Umji recently visited a hospital after experiencing constant leg pain, and the medical specialist diagnosed with damaged leg muscle and tendon,” the singer’s agency Source Music shared. “She was advised to take sufficient rest and treatment for her recovery, so we have decided that she will sit out from upcoming promotions that will strain the injured area.”
They added, “Thus, only 5 members of GFRIEND will be participating in the upcoming activities for this day onwards.” Umji’s comeback will solely depend on the progress of her recovery.
The agency apologized to fans, saying, “We are sorry to inform Buddies (GFRIEND fandom) of the news of an injury at a time when preparations for various events such as year-end award stages are taking place. Since the decision was made considering Umji’s health as the top priority, we ask for your generous understanding.”
Meanwhile, GFRIEND has been actively promoting their latest smash 回:Walpurgis Night since last month.