Golden Child will be continuing as a 10-person group.
Woollim Entertainment announced today that Golden Child member Jaeseok has decided to leave the group to focus on his health issues.
It was a mutual decision between him, the group, and the company.
Woollim released an official statement saying,
“First, we would like to apologize to all the fans who have loved Golden child.
We have to deliver some unfortunate news.
Park Jaeseok, who has received so much love while promoting as a member of Golden Child, has revealed that he wishes to put his activities as a celebrity on hold due to his health and the amounting pressure that comes from his activities.
Due to this, he will no longer be promoting as a member of Golden Child moving forward.
We’ve had a long discussion about this with Park Jaeseok.
While we discussed the possibility of future activities after he had recovered from his health issues, we ultimately decided to respect Jaeseok’s decision.
We will continue to cheer on Park Jaeseok’s future, and we will do our best with the remaining Golden Child members to adjust and carry out their regular group activities.
Once again, we would like to apologize to the Golden Child fans for this unfortunate news at the start of the new year. We will continue to do our best with Golden Child so that they may show their ongoing growth and efforts.
We ask that you continue to support them.
Golden Child will return soon and with even better music.”
It’s sad that Jaeseok will be leaving the group, and while they’re just starting out.
We wish both him and Golden Child a bright and happy future.