TWICE's Mina pulls out of world tour due to 'extreme anxiety'

TWICE fans are wishing Mina well after the singer pulled out of the band’s world tour due to anxiety.

TWICE are in the midst of their TWICELIGHTS tour, having played dates in Seoul, Bangkok and Manila so far.

However, the band’s agency JYP Entertainment has confirmed that Mina will not be joining Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Dahyun, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu for the remaining dates after suffering ‘extreme anxiety and insecurity’.

JYP said in a statement: ‘Mina is currently struggling with sudden extreme anxiety and insecurity towards performing on stage. No exact diagnosis has been identified yet, and we are consulting with several medical professionals to verify the cause in detail.

After extensive discussion with Mina and members of TWICE, we have decided that Mina’s current condition requires additional treatment, professional measures, and sufficient rest. Along with this decision, Mina will not be attending the following schedule: TWICE World Tour 2019 “TWICELIGHTS”.

‘Health of our artist is our top priority, so we will do everything possible to provide the best possible measures including medical treatment and sufficient rest for Mina’s recovery.

‘We ask for the sincere support of fans so that Mina can recover soon.’

And the fans have obliged, with #GetWellSoonMina trending worldwide as TWICE lovers urged the Likey singer to recover and focus on her health.

One fan tweeted: ‘Thank you for your hard work. Please rest as much as you can and take all the time you need. We’ll be here’, while another wrote: ‘It’s so heartbreaking to hear the news but we hope you’re not being too hard on yourself. We will always continue to love & support you no matter what. stay strong baby.’

Mina will be sitting out concerts in Singapore, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Newark, Chicago and Kuala Lumpur, with the tour wrapping on 17 August.

TWICE debuted in October 2015, and have gone to be one of the most popular girl groups in K-pop, achieving huge hits with Cheer Up, TT, Likey, Heart Shaker and What Is Love?

The girl group has sold 3.75 million albums in South Korea, scoring seven number one albums on the Gaon chart.

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