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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

One common thing that happens in the K-pop industry is that one or many members of idol groups end up leaving the band and their agency. Among the reasons for their departure are the expiration of their exclusive contracts, the desire to pursue a different career, health issues such as anxiety, and sometimes controversy.

In 2022, many K-pop idols left their groups and companies, each for different reasons. Check out the list below!

10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022 so far: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, More

1. Denise left a Secret Number

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

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On February 1, Denise announced on her personal Instagram account that her contract with Secret Number agency Vine Entertainment had expired. However, she did not specify why she decided not to renew her contract with the label.

2. Wondae left DKZ

DKZ Wondae

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

After taking a hiatus in August 2021 due to a shoulder injury he contracted during individual training, DKZ Wondae finally left his group on March 18 due to health issues. Simultaneously with his departure, the band (formerly DONGKIZ) changed its name to its current one.

3. Naeun left Apink

APINK Naeun

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

Almost a year after not renewing her contract with IST Entertainment, Son Naeun left Apink on April 8. The idol of the day announced her departure on Instagram and said that she would become Panda (an Apink fan) from now on.

4. Chihoon left TO1

TO1 Chihoon

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

On April 30, WAKEONE Entertainment announced that Chihoon had left TO1. The only reason the company has mentioned is that the idol’s exclusive contract with them has expired.

5. Jiho left my girlfriend

Oh my girl Jiho

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

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Oh My Girl Jiho is another K-pop idol who left her group in 2022. On May 9, WM Entertainment revealed that Jiho had decided not to renew her contract with the company to pursue her new dream.

6. Sitala left H1-KEY

H1KEY

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

Thai member Sitala left H1-KEY on May 25, five months after her debut, due to personal reasons. Her departure came after she was involved in the controversy.

7. Chiwoo has left the KINGDOM

KINGDOM of Chiwoo

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

KINGDOM member Chiwoo also left his group and company on May 25. GF Entertainment explained that he decided to terminate his exclusive contract for personal reasons.

8. Jiyoon left Weekly

Jiyoon Weekly

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

On June 1, IST Entertainment announced that Jiyoon would permanently retire as a member of Weekly due to health issues (symptoms of anxiety). However, Jiyoon stated that she was fired from the team.)

9. Minsu, Jerome and Woong Gi left TO1

TO1 Wong Gi, Jerome, Minsu

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

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After Chihoon’s departure, three more TO1 members left the group. Woong Gi, Minsu and Jerome decided to leave the group on June 17 and prepare for a fresh start.

10. Gyuri left is_9

fromis_9 Gyuri

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

fromis_9 Gyuri is also part of our list of K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022. The idol left the group on July 28 because her original contract with her former company (Off the Record Entertainment) had expired and she had not signed a new contract with PLEDIS Entertainment.

11. Judy and Youngheun left BLACKSWAN

BLACKSWAN Judy, Youngheun

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

Two members of BLACKSWAN, Judy and Youngheun, officially left the band on July 31st. Their agency DR Music announced that the girls have decided to end their activities as members of BLACKSWAN to pursue their new dreams.

12. Heo Chan left VICTON

VICTON Heo Chan

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

Heo Chan is another K-pop idol who left his group in 2022 after controversy. after being caught driving while intoxicated on September 20. He then did not want to cause further damage to the group and other members, so he left on October 11.

13. Dylan left D-CRUNCH

D-CRUNCH Dylan

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

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Before D-CRUNCH disbanded, member Dyland left the band on October 22 due to health issues. In November 2021, he took a break due to worsening symptoms of mental anxiety.

14. Huiyeon and Jian left LIGHTSUM

LIGHTSUM Jian, Huiyeon

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

LIGHTSUM is another K-pop girl group with two members leaving. Huiyeon and Jian left on October 25, but CUBE Entertainment did not specify the reason.

15. Raven left ONEUS

ONEUS Raven

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

On October 27, Ravn left ONEUS after being accused by his alleged ex-girlfriend of cheating on her and making her pay for everything during their two-year relationship.

16. Yedam and Mashiho left TREASURE

TREASURE Yedam, Mashiho

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

The departure of TREASURE members Bang Yedama and Mashiho is possibly one of the most shocking and heartbreaking of 2022. After being inactive with the group’s activities, Yedam left on November 8 to pursue a career as a producer, while Mashiho will focus on recovering from his illness. bad health condition.

17. Turn left PURPLE KISS

PURPLE KISS Create

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10+ K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022: Apink Naeun, Oh My Girl Jiho, more

On November 18, RBW announced Jieun’s departure from PURPLE KISS. They explained that this was due to continued ill health and symptoms of anxiety.

If you know of other K-pop idols who left their groups in 2022 but aren’t listed, leave a comment below!

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Written by Maria Scott

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