Jung Joon Young leaving KBS's show 'for a time of self-reflection'

Jung Joon Young's career has been suffering lately after sexual assault reports.

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Jung Joon Young will not been seen in TV variety show 2 Days, 1 Night Instagram/sun4finger

There is a bad news for Jung Joon Young's fans. The 27-year-old South Korean actor/singer will be leaving KBS's show, 2 Days & 1 Night.

The official statement from the South Korean reality-variety show's production team read: "It is very regrettable that Jung Joon Young's unfavorable scandal has given many viewers trouble and worry."

The note continued: "After discussing with Jung Joon Young for a long time, it has been decided that he will be leaving for a time of self-reflection regardless of the inquiry's outcome. Jung Joon Young expresses his sincere apology to all of the '2 Days & 1 Night' colleagues as well as all the viewers, who have given him much love."

"The show will continue recording with the remaining members starting from September 30. We plan to consider things once more after the results from the police investigation. For the existing recordings, there will unavoidably be footage of Jung Joon Young because he interacted with the rural village folk," the announcement stated.

Young's career has been suffering lately after reports emerged accusing him of sexual assault. Local news media Sports Seoul reported that he was being investigated by the Seongdong District police after a woman accused him of sex crime. However, C9 Entertainment released a statement stating that he has been proven to be innocent.