K-pop performer Due to the departure of two members, TREASURE has been reborn as a 10-member act. Previously, the band had eight members.
Choi Hyun-suk, Jihoon, Yoshi, Junkyu, Yoon Jae-hyuk, Asahi, Doyoung, Haruto, Park Jeong-woo, and So Jung-hwan will continue to be a part of TREASURE’s activities, according to the boy group’s management company, YG Entertainment, which announced the news on Tuesday. TREASURE first debuted in 2020 with a total of 12 members.
After much deliberation, the company stated that it had decided to terminate the contract it had with the other two parties (Mashiho and Bang Ye-dam).
The management agency explained their reasoning behind the decision in a statement, saying, “We’ve made the decision because Mashiho requires sufficient time for recovery due to a health issue, and Bang needs an environment to grow as a producer of unique musical character.”
The company made the announcement in May of this year that the two members would stop participating in group activities.
They stated that Bang would concentrate on studying music in order to strengthen his abilities as a producer and that Mashiho, a Japanese member who had been on vacation in Japan, would need more time to recover from a health problem and would need to stay in his hometown. In July, they announced that the two members would not be returning until the year was over.
“We are aware that fans have been waiting for Mashiho and Bang Ye-return, dam’s and we regret that they have decided to leave the group because they were a part of the beginning of TREASURE. However, as they are the ones who have suffered the most from worrying (about their future), we are hoping that fans will show them support “YG said.
TREASURE made its debut in August of 2020 and has been very active since then, releasing three mini-albums in just that one year alone. It is largely due to Bang, who finished in second place in the second season of the audition show K-pop Star in 2012, that it has garnered a lot of attention.