VIXX's Leo, who was hospitalised late last month for stomach pains, will now be one of the torch bearers running for the '2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.' The news comes from the singer-songwriter himself; after VIXX's N said he was to be another torch runner with Powerade, a sports drink manufacturer.
As noted by website Allkpop, VIXX's Leo said, "I've just gotten to say it now - I am going to be one of the torch runners for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. I'll be running my best with Powerade."
The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as XXIII Olympic Winter Games will begin on February 9 and will continue till February 25 in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. This will be the second time the Olympic Games are held in South Korea. The first time was the 1988 Summer Olympics.
As for Leo, it was on September 13 that his label Jellyfish Entertainment posted a statement to VIXX's fan cafe. The statement mentioned, "Leo said he was experiencing stomach pain, and so he immediately went to the hospital for treatment and is now resting.' It was revealed that the abdominal pain was because of gastrointestinal bleeding.
As noted by website Soompi, on September 20, Jellyfish Entertainment also said, "Last week, Leo completed his last music show schedule for VIXX LR's album promotions while getting treated due to his personal will. However, his stomach pains did not improve, so he has been hospitalised to receive treatment." The message ended saying, "We express our apologies for causing worry for fans, and we will work our hardest for the recovery of Leo's health. Thank you."
Because of stomach pains, Leo was forced to pull out of VIXX's Japanese promotions. Also, VIXX LR fan signing event scheduled for September 29, was postponed to October instead.
Hopefully, Leo will be successfully able to be a torch bearer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics without being plagued by any further health problems. In any case, the fact that two VIXX members will be running with the Olympic torch, alone makes the event more interesting than it already was. Olympic Games is the biggest multi-sport platform in the world, after all.