Former “Produce 101” Contestant And I.B.I Member Revealed To Have Left Agency
Former “Produce 101” contestant and member of project girl group I.B.I Lee Hae In has left her agency due to a panic disorder.
On March 26, Lee Hae In posted on her personal Instagram, “The reason I left the agency HYWY is because I developed a panic disorder after going through a lot of trauma in my former agency SS. Our team was getting ready to debut but due to my mental and physical health I had a hard time keeping up with the training and the hospital recommended that I rest. I didn’t want to drag down the group and I didn’t think I could recover in the short period of time available, so I told the agency that I would withdraw from the debut team.”
She added, “As a trainee, it was difficult for me to give an official statement on leaving the agency. We decided to keep doing our best without a press release but it seems like a lot of misunderstandings arose as a result so I am posting this now. Soo Hyun is currently preparing to debut soon so I can’t meet up with her often but I am still in contact with my former members and agency and we are all on good terms.”
She concluded, “After receiving treatment and taking a break for six months, my condition has improved and I am currently in talks with lots of people about various things. Hopefully I can give you all good news soon, and please support Soo Hyun and the others as well.”
Lee Hae In appeared on “Produce 101” in 2016 and afterwards formed a project girl group titled I.B.I with Kim So Hee, Yoon Chaekyung, Lee Soo Hyun, and Han Hyeri.