TWICE‘s Jeongyeon was previously reported to have been suffering from a herniated disc in her neck. Not long after, JYP Entertainment announced that she had also been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, leading to a temporary hiatus from the group’s promotions for “I CAN’T STOP ME.”
She promised to return after “resting well.” True to her words, she came back to perform “Alcohol-Free” with her eight members.
In a recent interview with YouTube channel odg where she reviewed her career with a teenager, Jeongyeon talked about that period in her life and what it felt like to be back in the spotlight.
As they viewed a performance of “I CAN’T STOP ME,” Jeongyeon explained that she had to sit out due to her health.
While promoting ‘I CAN’T STOP ME,’ I had to pause because of my health condition.
They moved on to watch TWICE’s “Alcohol-Free” comeback, which is also when Jeongyeon made her highly anticipated return. She revealed that she was so nervous to perform, it was comparable to her debut stage.
This ‘Alcohol-Free’ was my comeback stage in a few months. It was like that, and I was terribly nervous. It made me feel as nervous as my debut stage.
Unlike her debut, however, her comeback in “Alcohol-Free” was easier because her years of experience as an idol made a huge difference. Without having to do anything, her facial expressions naturally came back to her.
But it felt kind of like… When I was on stage, it felt kind of natural. It’s weird. I had the facial expressions again.
She described the experience as “strange in a good way.”
She had nothing to worry about because she was flawless in that performance! Thank you for resting well, Jeongyeon.
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