Japanese singer Rei, a member of the K-pop girl group IVE, will go on hiatus over health concerns.
The agency said that Rei had recently visited a hospital for a consultation and check-up after feeling “abnormal symptoms such as heart palpitations and stuffiness”, as translated by Soompi.
“She received the medical opinion that treatment and stability are needed,” Starship Entertainment added. “Based on the opinion from the expert medical institution and ample discussion with Rei, we decided to temporarily halt scheduled activities for the recovery of her health.”
The K-pop agency also said that it would “inform [fans] again of any changes afterwards”, adding that it “will do our best so that Rei can get rest while focusing on treatment”.
Meanwhile, IVE recently signed a record deal with Columbia Records to expand the girl group’s presence in the North American market. Columbia Records is set to aid with the distribution, marketing and promotion of IVE’s future releases.