It’s a sad day for Girl’s Day fans because news outlets report that member Ji Hae has decided to leave the group.

Girl’s Day’s agency, Dream Tea Entertainment stated on October 17, “Due to personal matters, Ji Hae will not be participating in promotions for the new album that is set to release on October 26. Girl’s Day will continue as a 4 member group with So Jin, Yu Ra, Min Ah and Hye Ri.”

News reports state that Ji Hae decided to leave Girl’s Day to pursue her education as well.

Dream Tea continued, “Ji Hae is a dance major at Sungkyungkwan University and she will be focusing on her studies. We are still talking with Ji Hae to discuss her future.”

Upon hearing this news, netizens made comments such as, “I’m sad that Ji Hae is leaving the group,” “I support Ji Hae’s decision because she probably thought hard about it,” “I wonder what other personal matters she had for her to leave the group,” and more.

Meanwhile, Girl’s Day will continue with their activities and release their 5th digital single, “Don’t Forget Me” on October 26.