As we know, the life of a K-Pop idol isn’t easy. Not only have to deal with a lot of upsetting situations, the condition often makes them leave their group.
More and more idols have been coming out from their group.
Here are 5 of these idols that left their groups for heartbreaking reasons :
- Kong Yoo Jin (Former member of BONUSbaby)
Kong Yoo Jin revealed that she barely got any sleep due to the amount of practice her group had to do and because they had to wake up early to go to music shows.
Kong Yoo Jin also starved herself due to the company always checking the members’ weight.
The company also restricted the members from going outside and meeting their family members. This eventually caused Kong Yoo Jin to develop depression.
Kong Yoo Jin eventually left her group and company and began her life as a non-celebrity. She now wants to become a music teacher.
- Yeseul (Former member of 4L)
Yeseul debuted as a member of 4L in 2014, but the group was criticized by netizens as soon as they debuted. The reason was that netizens weren’t big fans of their marketing, as the group wore revealing outfits and had over-sexualized performances.
Yeseul told that they did the concept to survive in the industry and that it took a toll on her. Yeseul eventually left 4L and the agency, Jade Contents Media, as she no longer wanted to do the concept.
- Yejin (Former member of Brave Girls)
Yejinisme, former Brave Girls member Yejin revealed why she left the group. The biggest reason was her manager. She revealed that this manager was quite careless when driving.
Yejin told all of this to her mother, which caused her to call Yejin’s agency about the manager.
However, the agency told Yejin’s mother to mind her own business. Yejin’s parents then told her to quit being an idol, and Yejin ended up taking their advice.
- Jinsub (Former member of IN2IT)
Jinsub debuted as a member of IN2IT in 2017. However, he ended up leaving the group in 2018 due to him suffering from Meniere’s disease, which is an incurable disorder in the inner ear.
AZM debuted in 2018, and Seoyeon was originally supposed to debut in the group. However, she suffered an ankle injury during dance practice and had to leave the group due to it.