DIA’s Eunjin recently announced that she will be withdrawing from the girl group because of her health.
On May 7, she posted a handwritten letter to her fan café. She wrote:
“Hello, this is Eunjin. Have all the AID [fanclub name] members been doing well?
First I want to apologize for writing this when you have all waited for me so long. This will be a long letter, but I hope it contains my sincerity.
To be honest, my health was really bad starting last year. There were days when I was okay, and there were days when I couldn’t leave the dorm all day. When those days happened, the members were always there to hold my hand, so I was able to bear it.
But when I stood on stage, it was hard to get rid of the feelings of being overpowered and afraid. That’s why there were times when I wasn’t able to show the best side of myself and showed a disappointing side instead. I think that must have been a source of disappointment to the people who support DIA. It’s late but I sincerely want to apologize for this.
I continued to receive treatment, for the people who were helping me as well as for myself, but my health still isn’t good. This is work I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and I want to do it well, and it’s precious to me, but I think I am very lacking at the moment.
Since DIA is preparing for a comeback, I thought that I am getting in the members’ way and unable to help them, so I have made the difficult decision to leave the group.
I’ve really thought about it for a long time, and this is a decision that I’ve come to after a lot of thought. I’m sorry again to give you this pain. I hope that the people I love, and those that love me, will not be hurt by my decision.
This is my last goodbye as DIA’s Eunjin, but I will cheer on our members as the fan that loves DIA the most, and return to my ordinary life as Eunjin and live well.
I am very grateful to my precious DIA members, who helped me and worried for me and cheered me on by my side, the agency staff members, and AID. I love you.”
Eunjin debuted with the group in 2015 and many fans are sad to see her go.