ITZY's Lia is making a comeback! After a break of nearly 10 months due to health reasons, she is set to resume her activities with the group.

Last September, JYP Entertainment announced Lia's hiatus to focus on her health. Since then, fans have eagerly awaited updates on her condition.

On July 8, JYP Entertainment shared the good news with fans:

"Hello. This is JYP Entertainment. This is an announcement regarding ITZY member Lia’s health status and her return to activities. Following treatment and rest, her tension and symptoms of anxiety have significantly improved. Therefore, after careful discussion with Lia, it has been decided that she will resume her activities starting with ITZY’s new album, set to be released in the second half of the year.

However, for previously arranged schedules and shoots before the new album release, only four members (Yeji, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, Yuna) will be participating. We kindly ask for your understanding. We sincerely thank the fans who have shown warm encouragement and support for Lia’s recovery. We remain committed to supporting our artists so that they can meet fans in healthy conditions. Thank you."

Just hours before this announcement, Lia joined ITZY in a live broadcast celebrating their fan club's fifth anniversary, delighting fans with her presence.

About Lia and ITZY

Lia, whose real name is Choi Ji-su, debuted with ITZY on February 12, 2019. The group’s first digital single album, "It'z Different," featured the hit "Dalla Dalla." Lia has also contributed to several soundtracks, including "Always Be Your Star" for MBC's The Red Sleeve, "Blue Flower" for tvN's Alchemy of Souls 2, and "One Hundred Love" for Dr. Romantic. During her hiatus, she released "Blossom," a solo track dedicated to her fans.

Formed by JYP Entertainment, ITZY consists of Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. They debuted in February 2019 and quickly made waves in the K-pop scene. Their accolades include Rookie of the Year at the 34th Golden Disc Awards and New Artist of the Year at the 9th Gaon Chart Music Awards, among others.

ITZY’s debut single "Dalla Dalla" was a massive success, reaching number two on the World Digital Song Sales chart. Their first EP, It'z Icy, released in July 2019, also performed well, peaking at number three on the Gaon Album Chart. The lead single "Icy" earned 12 music show wins, including a triple crown on Show Champion.

With Lia’s return, fans are eagerly anticipating ITZY’s new album and future activities. Lia’s health and well-being remain a priority, and her comeback is a testament to her strength and the unwavering support from her fans.

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