KNK lost another member after Oh Heejun decided to part ways with the group.
Originally, KNK dominated the K-pop scene with its five members. All of them – Inseong, Jihun, Youjin, Seoham, Heejun – underwent a long training period before their official debut. The group eventually welcomed its new member, Dongwon, after original member Youjin was diagnosed with a panic disorder.
However, Seoham followed Youjin’s footsteps and also cut his ties with the group.
Unfortunately, another member announced his departure from the group this year.
Oh Heejun Leaves KNK Six Years After Debut
220 Entertainment released an official statement on January 13 (per Korea JoongAng Daily), revealing that Oh Heejun decided to part ways with the company and refused to renew his contract. The agency added that the member ended his activities with KNK in his own will.
“We express deep gratitude to all the fans who have supported Oh Heejun until now,” it added.
It ended Oh Heejun’s stint with the group, which started when they made their debut with the EP Knock. The band’s name is based on the English word knock, which pushes them to knock on doors of K-pop with music.
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Meanwhile, the group name’s Korean version, keunakeun, roughly translates to great.
Before Oh Heejun’s departure, the band’s original agency, YNB Entertainment, announced the closure in November 2018 due to financial issues. KNK later signed with 220 Entertainment in July 2019.
Oh Heejun’s last project with the members was for the band’s 2020 EP, KNK Airline.
KNK Delivers News About Temporary Departure of Another Member
Aside from Oh Heejun, another member will say goodbye – temporarily.
In the same statement from 220 Entertainment, the agency added that KNK member Jeong Inseong will enlist in the military on February 8. Details about his enlistment currently remain unknown. However, the label clarified that he is still part of the group and will continue his activities once he completes his service.
In the end, 220 Entertainment asked fans to continue supporting Jeong Inseong and the remaining active members – Kim Jihun and Lee Dongwon.
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