TWICE Dahyun tested positive for COVID-19, JYP Entertainment confirmed.
The K-pop idol group received bad news after the members performed at the annual NHK's Kōhaku Uta Gassen in Japan. TWICE sang and danced its hit song, Celebrate.
IVE and LE SSERAFIM were also invited to the New Year’s Eve television program and performed the Japanese versions of their hit songs Eleven, Fearless, and Antifragile.
A few days after the appearance, JYP Entertainment confirmed that Dahyun contracted COVID-19.
TWICE Dahyun Tested Positive for COVID-19
JYP Entertainment released a statement on January 3 on its JYP Fans board. According to the agency, Dahyun underwent a rapid antigen test on Tuesday, and the result came back positive.
“After testing positive with a self-diagnosis kit on Monday, January 2 at around 10 p.m. KST, the positive result was confirmed with a rapid antigen test on January 3, and she is currently quarantined, following the guidelines from the health department,” it went on.
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The company assured the fans it would prioritize Dahyun’s health and focus on her recovery.
It did not confirm whether it would affect the idol or TWICE’s upcoming schedules. But the girl group will soon prepare ahead of its 12th mini album comeback in March 2023.
TWICE will release the single, Moonlight Sunrise, as the album’s lead.
TWICE Continues Journey With JYP Entertainment
In 2022, all nine members of TWICE decided to renew their contracts with the agency. The company revealed that they re-signed before the expiration of the contracts.
“TWICE, who played a crucial role in establishing JYP’s status, and JYP, which became a reliable source of support for TWICE growing to become a representative K-pop girl group, agreed based on this trust to renew the contracts with confidence in an even better future,” the label said.
According to its leader, Jihyo, the members decided to renew the contracts days before the media reported it. She told NME that the discussion was not an easy path to go through as they had to decide on their plans, as well.
TWICE debuted in 2015 and introduced nine members who survived the TV program, Sixteen.
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