Weeekly’s Jiyoon is leaving the group.
On June 1, IST Entertainment announced via official statements through various channels that Weeekly’s Jiyoon will be concluding her activities in the group due to health concerns. Weeekly will be proceeding as a six-member group.
Jiyoon previous went on hiatus due to symptoms of anxiety. This included a break in August of last year. She proceeded with activities in December but halted activities again n February of 2022.
Read IST Entertainment’s full English statement below!
This is IST Entertainment.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all Daileee for the huge love you give to Weeekly, and we bring you this sudden announcement with a heavy heart.
After experiencing symptoms of anxiety during promotions, Shin Jiyoon of Weeekly took two breaks last summer and this spring to focus wholly on her treatment and recovery.
With the artist’s health as our top priority, Jiyoon herself, her family, medical experts, and IST Entertainment had been cautiously discussing whether she was ready to resume her activities. However, we have reached the decision that Jiyoon needs to be in an environment where she can focus on her mental health above all else and that she should continue to focus on receiving treatment.
Thus, as of June 1, 2022, Jiyoon will officially be concluding her activities as a member of Weeekly, and Weeekly will continue their journey as a six-member group.
We deeply apologize for the concern we have caused, and we ask for your unwavering support for Jiyoon so that she can regain her bright and lovely energy. Furthermore, we hope you will continue to cheer on the six members who will work hard to fill the empty spot of “Wednesday.”
Wishing Jiyoon the best.