After a year hiatus from Oh My Girl due to issues related to her health, member JinE has left the group.
In a new statement from WM ENtertainment, it was announced that JinE's exclusive contract with the company has been canceled and she has officially left the group. As for the future of Oh My Girl, the group will now be a seven-member group.
JinE had been on hiatus since last August due to her struggle with anorexia nervosa, and she had been unable to rejoin due to her focus on treatment.
Here is WM Entertainment's statement in full:
“Hello. This is WM Entertainment.
First of all, we sincerely thank the fans who treasure and love Oh My Girl.
Oh My Girl member JinE has halted all activities for more than a year due to her health issues.
During that time, the other members and our agency have been considering her recovery as the most important thing and awaiting her improvement.
However, after long discussion, we have decided to respect JinE’s opinion, who not only has physical issues but also wants to find a new path.
We inform you that the company’s exclusive contract with JinE has been canceled.
We ask you to keep showing love and support to JinE, who is going forward toward a new dream, and Oh My Girl who will now be active as seven members.”
Our best wishes are with JinE as she focuses on treatment for her health.
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