Oh dear, bad news for Jiang Zhenyu (姜贞羽).
The 23-year-old hopeful has announced her withdrawal from the “CHUANG 2020” (创造营2020) competition due to an injury sustained during dance practice.
Her doctor has urged her to put her full focus on getting better. Upon taking the doctor’s advice, the singer thanked fans for their continuous support throughout the past few weeks.
Her statement reads:
“Hello everyone, I am Jiang Jiang.
During this time, I have been working on receiving treatment and also refusing to give up on any opportunities to find a better method of treatment. Thus, I have met various medical experts. During every consultation with the doctor, the most urgent of mine was, “When can I return on stage?”
The doctor’s reply was always: “Don’t think about the competition, you must first take a good rest and focus on the monitoring your injury and the development of its condition.” But I refused to let my hopes die down. Every time I saw a doctor, I asked, and every time I asked, the answer I got always left me disappointed. Even during today’s check-up, I did not get the answer I wanted to hear.
“At this moment, I feel depressed, recalling back the few occasions when I was standing on the stage, I only started to realise what the word “stage” means to me. For some who is not good at expressing herself, the stage is the bridge between me and the other trainees with the rest of the world. I especially cherish those experiences and opportunities.
Thank you, my ginger teas (姜茶 – name of her fans),who continued to support me day and night despite the pressure of not knowing if I could return. You have worked hard and I understand everything you do for me, but I also want to say sorry to you, my ginger teas.. The situation this time made me really unable to continue in this competition, and it would be unfair to the girls in other camps if I occupied a voting position yet remain unable to participate in the recording.
Therefore, I would like to solemnly tell you in this way: Jiang Zhenyu’s Journey in Chuang 2020 is coming to an end here. I have made the decision to withdraw from the Chuang 2020 competition.
Rather than being afraid of missing a chance, I am even more afraid that my fellow trainees are exhausting their energy and capacity to support me, waiting for nothing..
Being a part of a “girl group” is my first new attempt in 2020, but because of an accident I could not achieve the results that I had hoped for. But this will not be the end of the story, don’t feel sad for me because of this. The road that belongs to us in the future is still very, very long.
If someone ever asks me, ‘Have you given up?’ I would say, ‘No’.”
Jiang Zhenyu previously shared that her diagnose include cervical intervertebral disc degeneration and protrusion, which causes compression on the nerves.