Onew, leader of the K-POP Idol group SHINee, recently underwent throat surgery on June 3rd as revealed by SM Entertainment.

Onew had vocal polyps and “vocal fold mucosa reconstruction” surgery, which he is currently at home and recovering from. SM Entertainment commented on Onew’s actual condition (Onew Condition!), saying, “There is no effect on his daily life, and he is receiving treatment as an outpatient.”

After watching various non-relevant singers who currently have reality shows on cable television, I know that vocal polyps can be a serious issue if not treated or taken care of properly. They can be uncomfortable for the singer, cause pain, and even prevent singers from hitting certain musical notes. They’re currently preventing Onew from performing at Music Bank in Brazil, and also from Singin’ in the Rain, the musical he was gearing up for.

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Let’s hope Onew makes a swift and complete recovery!

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