Seventeen's Jeonghan to take break due to ankle surgery

Jeonghan of boy band Seventeen [NEWS1]

Jeonghan of boy band Seventeen will be taking a break to recover from surgery on his ankle, his agency Pledis Entertainment said Thursday.

"Jeonghan underwent an ankle surgery on Thursday morning due to severe pain," his agency said. "The surgery was successful."

Jeonghan will not participate in the upcoming official activities, including Seventeen's world tour concerts in Japan, Thailand, Philippines and Macau, the agency added.

Seventeen is currently on its world tour, titled "Follow," and is set to perform in Fukuoka, Japan, on Saturday and Sunday. The band will perform in Bangkok on Dec. 23 and 24, followed by concerts in Bulacan, Philippines and Macau, both scheduled in January.

The band's "The City" project, an event that aims to transform the city where the band performs into a "concert play park," will land in Bangkok on Saturday before its upcoming Bangkok concerts.

Seventeen debuted in 2015 under Pledis Entertainment, one of HYBE's labels. It consists of 13 members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The 8, Seungkwan, Vernon and Dino. The band is known for hit songs such as "Very Nice" (2016), "Clap" (2017) and "Super." It released its most recent EP "Seventeenth Heaven" on Oct. 23.

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