Fans of K-pop icons SHINee spoke about how much they missed member Onew following the release of behind-the-scenes photos taken earlier this year. The images were taken during a photoshoot for K-beauty brand Dr. G. SHINee were appointed its global brand ambassadors in March 2023.
The candid photos showed the four group members posing for three different campaigns. Two of the campaigns showed Key, Minho, Onew and Taemin together. They wore black pants and white shirts for one, and white tops and pastel pants for the other. The third campaign featured only Key, Minho and Onew, wearing all-white ensembles.
Fans flooded the comments section of the behind-the-scenes photos to express their happiness at seeing the members together. Most of them focused on the photos showing Onew, and spoke about how much they missed seeing him.
SM Entertainment said in June that Onew would be taking a break from group activities in order to focus on his health. This meant that he had to sit out promotions and performances for the group’s eighth studio album HARD. Fans have enjoyed seeing Key, Minho and Taemin onstage during these events, but still hope that Onew would return soon.
Sharing old footage of Onew
Perhaps to ease fans’ worries, SHINee’s social media accounts have been posting old photos and videos of Onew. This included behind-the-scenes footage of Onew shot while he was preparing for his solo concert O-New-Note in March.
Meanwhile, the show still goes on for SHINee. Taemin recently gave a solo performance at KCON LA 2023, while Key and Minho are pursuing their own separate projects.
SHINee will also hold an arena tour of Japan from Sept 30 to Nov 29. The concert event will be called the SHINee WORLD VI [PERFECT ILLUMINATION] tour.
In the meantime, check out the behind-the-scenes pictures of Onew and the rest of SHINee at their brand photoshoot: