Red Velvet’s Joy became a hot topic after SM Entertainment released a statement in April because the idol was going to take a short break from activities due to health issues. They emphasized the idol’s health was the most important and they would be supporting her recovery, however, everything got worse.
Joy re-joined Red Velvet’s schedule at the end of June and she proved her condition improved during her break. However, on December 13 she received backlash from the fans because of her appearance during the Lazada Festival Concert in Indonesia.
After a couple of days, the idol broke her silence and started addressing the fans’ worries and curiosities over the last couple of months. She started by mentioning she doesn’t want her fans to worry but she hasn’t recovered yet from her poor health status despite her break from her schedule with Red Velvet.
She continued her little statement by commenting she started to feel ill after she resumed the latest promotions, so SM Entertainment and she decided to take another break for the remainder of the year to focus on her health. She clarified she doesn’t want to go on a full hiatus, but she needs to rest for a while.
Red Velvet’s Joy concluded her statement by emphasizing she is going to work hard for next year’s schedules, revealing that Red Velvet might be having new music projects on the way and she is making sure to keep healthy.