Son Naeun is leaving after over a decade.
The 28-year-old South Korean star shared a letter on Friday (April 8) confirming that she could be leaving her lady group Apink after 11 years.
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“I frightened rather a lot about how I ought to say this, and even now, as I write these phrases, I’m very nervous. I shall be leaving Apink, with whom I’ve been collectively for the previous 11 years,” she wrote. (English translation through Soompi.)
“As a result of Apink is a spot like household, with whom I’ve spent a very long time collectively, I made this troublesome choice after loads of debate, and although it wasn’t a simple choice, I plan to grow to be a Panda [Apink fan] and cheer on Apink beginning any further,” she continued.
“The members… Chorong, Bomi, Eunji, Namjoo, Hayoung… the many individuals who’ve labored exhausting for Apink from the beginning, together with the IST employees, and the followers, who’re essentially the most valuable of all: as I look again on the instances we’ve spent collectively till now and our recollections, there is no such thing as a method to categorical all of my emotions by way of phrases, however…I wish to sincerely thank from the underside of my coronary heart everybody who made my teenagers and twenties essentially the most radiant, who gifted me this joyful time,” Son Naeun continued.
“I’ll engrave the identify ‘Apink’s Son Naeun‘ in my coronary heart, and I feel displaying you higher issues sooner or later, in order that I don’t carry disgrace to that identify, is a technique I can repay you. Please give plenty of like to Apink, and I, too, shall be sincerely rooting for them. Up till now, this has been Apink’s Son Naeun.”
Final yr, she didn’t renew her contract with the group’s company, IST Leisure. She later signed with YG Leisure as an actress. The company has since stated in a press release that the group will proceed on with out her as a five-member group.
“Beginning with their upcoming eleventh anniversary fan music, which is scheduled to be launched on April 19, Apink shall be reorganized and proceed promotions as a five-member group with Park Chorong, Yoon Bomi, Jung Eun Ji, Kim Namjoo, and Oh Hayoung. Son Naeun has ended her actions with the group, and they are going to be cheering one another on from their separate paths.”
A number of teams have already disbanded in 2022, and lots of extra are set to have their contracts expire.