3rd generation girl group Secret‘s maknae Sunhwa has officially left the group.
Secret‘s agency TS Entertainment released a statement on the 26th stating,
Hello, this is TS Entertainment.
Sunhwa, who has been active as a member of SECRET and as an actress for the past 7 years, will be ending her promotions as SECRET on October 13th. She will be ending her contract with our label as well.
SECRET will continue as a 3 member group with Hyosung, JiEUN, and Hana, who have renewed their contracts, and we are plannig to continue as usual by supporting their individual activities as well.
We thank you for the warm support you have showed SECRET, and we ask that you continue to support and show interest to SECRET and Sunhwa.
Sunhwa will be focusing on activities as an actress from October 13th onward, but there is no information about which label she will be joining.
After news of Sunhwa’s departure was released to the public, she left a sincere message on her Instagram (@shh_daily), writing,
“To all my Secretime fans, who encouraged me and gave me energy, hello this is Han Sunhwa. I’m greeting everyone with a different, more careful heart than before. First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for the great love and interest that came with my seven years as a Secret member. I’m so happy and thankful that we were able to cry together and laugh together.
“As I look back, I was able to accomplish amazing things with others, things I wouldn’t have been able to do alone, during a time when I didn’t know anything, but I received an unimaginable amount of love and interest for it. It was a difficult decision to make, and so I feel sorry and sad. I will treasure all those precious memories. And all the passion that I’ve poured out till now, from now on I will continued to pour them out for the coming days. While I may seem unqualified and immature in this new start, no matter where I go, I will become a person who works hard to silently repay the encouragement from everyone. I sincerely thank everyone who was with me up till now, including the TS family, the members, and all the fans.”
항상 감사한 시크릿타임 팬 여러분들과 응원해주고 격려해주신 많은분들께.. 안녕하세요 한선화입니다 여느 때와 다른, 조심스런 마음으로 여러분들께 인사드립니다. 먼저 7년이란 시간동안 시크릿의 한 멤버로서 말로 다 표현할 수 없는 큰 사랑과 관심을 받으며 여러분들과 함께 울고 웃을 수 있어 많이 행복하고 감사했습니다. 지난날들을 다시 돌아보면 아무것도 모를 때에 혼자서는 할 수 없었던 대단한 일들을 함께 해내며 생각지도 못할 만큼의 사랑과 관심을 받았던 것 같아요. 어려운 선택을 한 만큼 아쉽기도 하고 서운하기도하지만.. 그동안의 추억을 소중하게 간직하고 지금까지 쏟아온 열정을 이젠 앞으로의 날들을 위해 쏟아보려고 합니다 새로운 시작을 앞두고 부족함과 미숙함도 많이 보이겠지만 언제 어디서든 여러분들 응원에 보답하며 묵묵히 열심히 하는 한사람이 되겠습니다. 그동안 함께 해주신 ts가족분들 멤버들 팬여러분 진심으로 감사합니다.
Previouly there were rumors in August of Sunhwa not renewing her contract with the label which was to expire in October. Secret hasn’t promoted as a group since 2014 so fans, though saddened, are not too surprised.
Secret (시크릿) officially debuted on October 13, 2009 and have released many hit songs such as “I Want You Back“, “Magic“, “Madonna“, “Shy Boy“, “Starlight Moonlight“, “Love is Move“, “Poison“, “Talk That“, “YooHoo“, “I Do I Do“, and “I’m in Love.” Originally known for their cute and girl-next-door image, they transitioned to a more mature image with their newer singles. Let’s take a look back at Secret‘s biggest hits with Sunhwa across the past seven years:
Do you hope Secret reunites as a four member group in the future?