Their agency revealed, “Due to personal reasons, Jihae will be absent from the group starting with the promotions coming up with the release of the album on the 26th. For the time being, Sojin, Yura, Minah, and Hyeri will be promoting as a four-member group.”
“Reason behind Jihae’s leave is personal and something that has been deliberated on for a long time. Part of it includes wanting to concentrate on her studies (Jihae is majoring in dance at Sungkyunkwan University)… On Jihae’s future, Jihae and the agency will be discussing various options,” they said.
The agency requested for the understanding of fans as they concluded, “We offer our apologies to the fans for this situation and Jihae no longer promoting as a member of Girl’s Day… Please give Jihae your support.”
The other members will be making a return on the 26th with their 5th digital single “Don’t Forget Me“.