On November 25, YG Entertainment revealed that Nam Tae Hyun will be leaving WINNER and YG.
A source from YG said, “After lengthy discussions with Nam Tae Hyun it was judged that it would be difficult for him to continue activities through WINNER. His exclusive contract got cancelled on November 18.”
The source continued, “The remaining members made his health and recovery the priority and hoped for improvement, but it’s difficult to say when he will recover and return because it’s a psychological issue he has dealt with since he was young.”
The agency source concluded, “Although Nam Tae Hyun cannot be with WINNER now, we hope that they will be colleagues who support each other’s future individual music activities. WINNER will not gain a new member and will remain as a 4-member group. We ask for a lot of support four members of WINNER who will make a new start and for Nam Tae Hyun.”