Fans of Kang Daniel donated 12.1 million Korean won to the Korea Association for Children with Terminal Diseases on the South Korean singer and songwriter’s23rd birthday.
Korean pop culture site Allkpop reported that fans said it was only a small amount of money in a letter to the association.
The donators hope a cure can be found for the affected children wishing they can go back to running around dreaming of their future.
Fans raised money for Korea’s Social Welfare Society, Unicef, Korean Children’s Vaccination Foundation, and their idol’s former middle school Shinsung Junior High School last year.
The former member of Wanna One is diagnosed with depression and panic disorder and he is on a hiatus from the entertainment industry. He is undergoing psychotherapy and medication treatment.
Konnect Entertainment, his management company released a statement saying the 22-year-old is focusing on recovering from health problems.
The agency said Kang Daniel recently showed severe symptoms of anxiety, though he did his best to stay grounded and not falter in a constantly changing environment.
The agency then reached the conclusion that sufficient rest and stability is of the highest priority for the artiste’s health and safety.
Konnect Entertainment cancelled the pre-recording for MBC Music’s Show Champion that was scheduled for December 4. This is because it is not possible for Kang Daniel to carry out his upcoming activities.
Konnect said in truth, it is difficult to continue promotions for his digital single Touchin in this situation.
The agency will keep in mind its responsibility to protect its artistes as well as take measures to assist Kang in his recovery.
It also requested that the public refrain from speculating and causing any misunderstanding regarding Kang Daniel’s health and future activities.