Aespa’s Winter undergoes throat surgery; SM responds

On April 11th news reports spread that aespa’s Winter underwent throat surgery for a spontaneous pneumothorax

(A spontaneous pneumothorax is the sudden onset of a collapsed lung without any apparent cause.)

The reports also state that she is currently recovering at a university hospital and will not participate in aespa’s comeback happening in May. Once the news began to spread SM Entertainment released a statement saying.

“It’s true that Winter is recovering after undergoing surgery. Because the condition is considered one that reoccurs easily, the surgery was advised by medical experts as a preemptive measure, and the decision to undergo surgery was reached after adequate deliberation.

SM Entertainment

All future schedules will proceed with Winter’s recovery and condition being given priority consideration.

SM Entertainment

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