Nicknamed “Apink’s little sister”, the 7-member girl group Weeekly will now promote with only 6 members.
In particular, the agency of Weeekly, IST Entertainment, published an official statement that said:
“Hello. This is IST Entertainment.
We would like to express my sincere gratitude to Daileee – who always sends great love to Weekly, and deliver a sudden news with a heavy heart.
Weeekly member Shin Jiyoon had two hiatus in last summer and this spring due to severe anxiety during group promotions and spent these times focusing on recovering her health.
Shin Ji Yoon had to suspend activities in August 2021 and March 2022.
During this break, Jiyoon herself, her family, specialists, and we, have carefully discussed whether the artist’s condition can be suitable enough to work, but we reached an agreement that Jiyoon needs an environment where she can focus on her mental state and should continue to focus on treatment.
Accordingly, Jiyoon will wrap up her activities as “Weeekly” as of June 1st, 2022, and Weekly will continue her activities with a six-member lineup.
We would like to apologize for causing you concern, and please continue to support Jiyoon so that she can recover her pleasant and lovely energy.
In addition, we ask for your warm support to the six remaining members who will show better performances so that you don’t feel the vacancy .
Earlier, Shin Ji Yoon returned to Weeekly in December 2021 after suspending activities due to anxiety, only to go on hiatus again in March 2022.
Weeekly debuted on June 30, 2020, under IST Entertainment, which is home to Apink, THE BOYZ, as well as Kep1er Huening Bahiyyih.