WINNER's Lee Seung Hoon has been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.
On January 24, YG Entertainment announced that the lead rapper was positive for the virus. The agency also revealed that he preemptively conducted a COVID-19 self-diagnosis kit test ahead of his personal shooting schedule on January 23, which resulted in a positive.
Since then, all other WINNER members have halted their personal and group schedules and underwent PCR tests.
Lee Seung Hoon was the only one confirmed positive with COVID-19, while the other three members, Kang Seung Yoon, Kim Jin Woo, and Song Min Ho, are all negative.
YG Entertainment said that Seung Hoon completed his vaccination and is in good health as there were no suspicious symptoms before being confirmed with the virus.
YG Entertainment releases an official statement
Here is the official statement released by YG Entertainment regarding the issue.
This is YG Entertainment.
WINNER's Lee Seung Hoon was confirmed positive for COVID-19 today (January 24).
The results of the COVID-19 PCR tests by other members Kang Seung Yoon, Kim Jin Woo, and Song Min Ho are all negative.
Lee Seung Hoon first confirmed positive when he used a self-test kit preemptively ahead of his personal schedule on January 23.
After that, all the members of WINNER have immediately suspended their scheduled activities and conducted PCR tests. Only Lee Seung Hoon was confirmed with the virus.
Lee Seung Hoon has completed his vaccination for COVID-19 and did not show any symptoms before the diagnosis. He is currently in a good condition.
We will spare no effort to support Lee Seung Hoon's fast recovery as well as the health and safety of all artists.
In addition, we will faithfully cooperate with the epidemiological investigation of the quarantine authorities and take all necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If in any case there are changes in the future, we will announce them as soon as possible.
Lee Seunghoon debuted with WINNER in August 2014 after being formed through the Mnet survival program WIN: Who Is Next.
The group originally had five members until Taehyun left the group in November 2016 for his mental health.
WINNER is famous for lots of hit tracks such as "Really Really," "Sentimental," "Fool," and "Everyday."
Stay tuned to EpicStream for the latest news and updates about Lee Seunghoon and the other members of WINNER.