Are fourth-gen idols overworked? Tri.be's Jinha announces hiatus due to health issues
Tri.be to continue as six members for their upcoming comeback as member Jinha announces a temporary hiatus due to undisclosed health complications
Over the last few weeks, many fourth-gen K-pop idols have announced their departure from K-pop groups due to health issues or personal reasons. First, it was TO1’s Chihoon after that fans were shocked to see Kingdom’s Chiwoo who announced his exit from the boy group due to personal issues. While mental health and anxiety have also become one of the prime causes for many K-pop idols announcing their hiatus from K-pop groups which have led fans of the genre to wonder whether the idols are being overworked now that K-pop has gone global.
With the boost of K-pop as a genre of music in the global market, there is a high demand for activities by K-pop groups when some fans question what the idols were up to when groups do not release music for fans. It seems like this is taking a toll on many younger idols as TR Entertainment announced the hiatus of Tri.be’s Jinha. Before this, YG Entertainment had announced the hiatus of Treasure’s Yedam and Mashiho, as Mashiho had moved back to Japan for an indefinite hiatus due to health complications.
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On May 31, it was announced that just as the girl group Tri.be, which debuted as LIONGIRLS and TRI.ANGLE in 2021 was soon going to make a comeback in the months to come. The seven-member girl group made its debut in February 2021 with the single album, ‘Tri.be Da Loca’, and subsequently released their second single album, ‘Conmigo’, in May 2021. The girl group has been on a hiatus since October 2021 since the release of their first mini-album, ‘Veni Vidi Vici’.
The group was preparing a new comeback for fans when it was suddenly announced that Jinha would be taking an indefinite hiatus from the activities of the group by suspending her activities due to health problems. The agency informed fans about Jinha’s hiatus as they said, “While preparing for Tri.be’s new album, we realized that Jinha’s health was abnormal, and was told that he needed plenty of rest and stability." The label mentioned that after a careful discussion with the members of Tri.be as well as Jinha herself, they had come to a conclusion that it was best for Jinha to focus on her health.
For the time being, Tri.be would continue as six members with Songsun, Kelly, Jinha, Hyunbin, Jia, Soeun and Mire. The label also announced that since there had been some previously filmed content with Jinha present, the member of Tri.be could be featured in the upcoming comeback from the girl group. Since TR Entertainment did not make any specific comments about Jinha’s medical complications, they asked fans to refrain from making assumptions or misunderstandings related to Jinha's health condition and wish her a speedy recovery.