TXT member Soobin / Photo: Lee Seung Hyun @lsh87

K-pop boy group TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT) has pushed back the release date of their new album to give members Soobin and Yeonjun time to recuperate their health. 

TXT’s label, Big Hit Entertainment, posted the following message on Twitter on August 8: “TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s SOOBIN was recently diagnosed with infectious conjunctivitis and received treatment. Medical staff has advised that due to the highly contagious nature of the condition, he must refrain from taken part in public activities and will require a sufficient period of rest. Following the medical advice, SOOBIN is currently focusing on resting and recovering.” As a result, it was also announced that the group will be unable to participate in the Lotte Duty Free Family Concert that will be taking place on August 11.  

Big Hit added: “YEONJUN, who had been affected by back pains earlier this month, is quickly recovering; however, as artist health is of paramount importance, rest will be given top priority in his scheduling to ensure that he can focus on recovery.” 

The release of TXT’s new album, which was originally scheduled for late August, has been pushed back to late September.