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Anxiety attack: Oh My Girl's Jiho takes break

A teaser image of K-pop group Oh My Girl's 2019 album
A teaser image of K-pop group Oh My Girl's 2019 album "Fall in Love." The group's agency said member Jiho will take a break due to health issues. Courtesy of WM Entertainment

By Lee Gyu-lee

Oh My Girl's Kim Ji-ho, known as Jiho, is being treated for anxiety disorder symptoms/ Korea Times file
Oh My Girl's Kim Ji-ho, known as Jiho, is being treated for anxiety disorder symptoms/ Korea Times file
K-pop group Oh My Girl's Kim Ji-ho, known by the stage name Jiho, is taking a break due to health problems, according to the group's agency WM Entertainment, Monday.

The agency said the singer has been suffering health issues, including anxiety disorder symptoms, and has had treatment for them since last year.

"Recently, her condition worsened, so the agency has decided that it's best for the artist to take a break from the group's activities," the agency said. "We will do our best to make the hiatus brief and help her with the recovery."

Oh My Girl ― comprising Hyojung, Mimi, YooA, Seunghee, Binnie, Arin and Jiho ― debuted in 2015 with the mini album "OH MY GIRL." JinE left the group in 2017 after taking a year's break due to health issues.

The seven-member group released its third Japanese album "Eternally" in December and has been promoting it in Japan.


A teaser image of K-pop group Oh My Girl's 2019 album
A teaser image of K-pop group Oh My Girl's 2019 album "Fall in Love." The group's agency said member Jiho will take a break due to health issues. Courtesy of WM Entertainment

By Lee Gyu-lee

Oh My Girl's Kim Ji-ho, known as Jiho, is being treated for anxiety disorder symptoms/ Korea Times file
Oh My Girl's Kim Ji-ho, known as Jiho, is being treated for anxiety disorder symptoms/ Korea Times file
K-pop group Oh My Girl's Kim Ji-ho, known by the stage name Jiho, is taking a break due to health problems, according to the group's agency WM Entertainment, Monday.

The agency said the singer has been suffering health issues, including anxiety disorder symptoms, and has had treatment for them since last year.

"Recently, her condition worsened, so the agency has decided that it's best for the artist to take a break from the group's activities," the agency said. "We will do our best to make the hiatus brief and help her with the recovery."

Oh My Girl ― comprising Hyojung, Mimi, YooA, Seunghee, Binnie, Arin and Jiho ― debuted in 2015 with the mini album "OH MY GIRL." JinE left the group in 2017 after taking a year's break due to health issues.

The seven-member group released its third Japanese album "Eternally" in December and has been promoting it in Japan.


Lee Gyu-lee gyulee@koreatimes.co.kr


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