Following the reports of Kang Daniel‘s depression diagnosis, KONNECT Entertainment has confirmed the reports were true, and also have revealed Kang Daniel will be halting all promotions for his comeback single “TOUCHIN” to recover.
In a statement released to the press, they detailed the beginning of Kang Daniel’s health concerns, what they tried to do to help him, and what they will continue to do in the future.
Hello, this is KONNECT Entertainment.
Here is our official position regarding our artist, Kang Daniel.
Starting in the first half of this year, Kang Daniel was diagnosed with depression and panic disorder after undergoing a thorough examination. The examination stemmed from the frequent deterioration of his health, his low immunity levels, and him feeling psychological anxiety symptoms. Since then, we have been working with him on therapy through psychotherapy and medications.
Despite his medical situation, Kang Daniel tried his best not to be influenced by the turbulent environment he works in, but he recently complained of even more intense anxiety, and we have come to the conclusion that the top priority for our artist’s health and stability is amble rest and recovery.
As a result, the pre-recording for MBC Music ‘Show Champion’ that was scheduled for today was cancelled, and he will not be able to carry out his scheduled promotional activities, as in reality, it is very difficult for him to continue promoting “TOUCHIN” right now.
We are very sorry to have caused concern to everyone, from the fans to the broadcasting companies to the media.
We will do everything in our power to help Kang Daniel recover his health, and we will take responsibility as an agency to protect our artist.
In addition, we would like to ask everyone to refrain from excessive speculations or misunderstandings regarding Kang Daniel’s health and future activities. We will prepare a method to let you know about his recovery process as it goes on.
We are sorry for delivering such bad news. Please continue to send your support to Kang Daniel until he is able to greet everyone again.
— Konnect Entertainment
Kang Daniel also recently posted on his personal fancafe messages that he was afraid and tired due to the continuous onslaught of malicious comments targeted towards him.