The Korean pop group Wonder Girls have cancelled their headlining tour of the United States, which was supposed to start at the end of February.
It seems all of these decisions were made after one of their members, the 18-year-old Sun Mi, called it quits last month to return to school. The CEO of the company that manages the group, JYP Entertainment’s Park Jin-young, first cancelled the U.S. tour and postponed their U.S. debut album release for April.
“The upcoming tour wasn’t going as planned and postponing their U.S. album release was an inevitable situation,” said a spokesman from JYP Entertainment.
Park’s decisions for the temporary break are seen as a way to give the 18-year-old Hye Rim, Sun Mi’s replacement, time to ease in to performing with the group. According to Park, they plan to resume their original plans after she’s completely adjusted.
Wonder Girls new member Hye Rim
After they finished a promotional tour in China, Hye Rim went to the U.S. on Feb. 2 with the rest of the Wonder Girls to begin working on their new album.
Sun Mi is currently getting ready to leave the U.S., and will head back to Korea after her final performance with the group on the 20th in Long Island, New York’s Nassau Coliseum for the Pop-Con Concert.
Source: JoongAng Daily