The health status of MONSTA X members Minhyuk and I.M. was announced by Starship Entertainment on March 31. A quick antigen test done ahead of time revealed that both singers were infected with the virus. All activities will be halted, and a new timetable will be issued later. Apart from Joohoney, who is in the military, and Shownu, who is not, the remaining four members of the gang have contracted the virus.
The statement from their agency can be found below.
This is Starship Entertainment.
We are here to inform you that today (March 31) our artists, MONSTA X's Minhyuk and I.M have been confirmed to have COVID-19 through a preemptive rapid antigen test.
Minhyuk and I.M have completed the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and have no symptoms other than a mild sore throat. Currently, we have suspended all schedules and they are receiving treatment at home according to the guidelines of the quarantine authorities.
We consider the artist's health and safety as the top priority so the current schedule will be adjusted. The changed schedule will be notified through a later notice.
We will strictly follow the quarantine guidelines and will do our best to help our artists focus on their recovery.
MONSTA X's planned mini-album 'SHAPE of LOVE' has been postponed after member Hyungwon became the first member to test positive for the virus earlier this week. Kihyun, who recently made his solo debut with 'VOYAGER,' tested positive on March 30.