Woojin Has Left K-Pop Group Stray Kids Due To "Personal Circumstances"

The K-pop idol's departure came as a shock to many

By Pakkee Tan 29 Oct, 2019 3:09 AMTags
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It's a sad day for fans of K-pop group Stray Kids.

JYP Entertainment has confirmed that Woojin has decided to leave the group, citing "personal circumstances".

The entertainment company released the news in a statement on their official social media channels yesterday.

"Woojin, who has been with Stray Kids as a member until this time, has left the group due to personal circumstances and terminated his exclusive contract," the press statement said.

The group was expected to make their comeback at the end of next month, but the release date has since been pushed back.

"Stray Kids' mini album Clé : LEVANTER, which was scheduled for a November 25 release, will be delayed to December 9," the statement went on to say.

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The statement did not mention or explain the circumstances leading up to Woojin's departure.

JYP Entertainment also said that Woojin would be "going on a new path" and asked for fans to give him their support, as well as to continue supporting "the eight Stray Kids members who will once again go on the road towards their dreams with their compass."

Woojin's profile has since been removed from Stray Kids' official website.

Stray Kids was formed by a survival audition show in 2017 and debuted in 2018 with nine members — Woojin, Bang ChanLee KnowHyunjinChangbinHanSeungminFelix and I.N.