Former AOA member, Choa just revealed the real reason she left the group so suddenly on a recent episode of tvN‘s On & Off.

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After taking a 3-year hiatus from broadcasting, Choa nervously revealed how she’s been doing.

I couldn’t sleep properly when I was working, so I slept a lot. I ate delicious food, traveled, and got a lot of rest.

— Choa

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She also revealed what made her suddenly move back to Seoul and start working again.

I felt like many fans were waiting for my return, and since I got a long break, I wanted to say hello. So due to my personal broadcast as well as my appearance on this show, I ended up moving back to Seoul.

— Choa

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Choa was then asked about the real reason she left the group and halted her activities so suddenly 3 years ago.

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And she provided an unfiltered response.

I was the optimistic type, but after a certain point, it was as if a fuse went out. It might’ve been because I was tired from never sleeping. When my mental state wasn’t so good, I’d be washing my face while thinking, ‘There’s no version of me that people like.’

— Choa

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Following the success of AOA, Choa announced that she’d be leaving the group and halting activities back in June 2017.

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It was revealed that she took the time to treat her depression and insomnia.