Chrome Entertainment has officially announced it on the fancafe, as follows:
Hello, this is Chrome Entertainment.
We have to inform everyone that Crayon Pop’s member, Soyul will have to temporarily halt team activities due to health problems.
During the production of Crayon Pop’s full album, Soyul had complained of symptoms such as inexplicable headaches and suffering from breathing difficulties. She managed to prepare the album during the cover and MV filming despite suffering from these symptoms. When it was time for the official comeback, although we were hoping for Soyul’s symptoms to turn for the better, the symptoms became more serious while undergoing promotions, to the point of her not being able to stand up before the stage. According to the hospital’s diagnosis, Soyul is suffering from the early stages of anxiety disorder as a result of chronic fatigue, and was advised to undergo rest.
Following that, with Soyul, the members and the company had an emergency meeting on 3 October after an official schedule. We seriously discussed the inclusion of Soyul. We decided that from the second week of the comeback, Soyul will be taken out of broadcasts, and the remaining four members, Geummi, Choa, Way and Ellin will carry on “DooDooChit” activities.
For us to make such a difficult decision in the first week after comeback due to a sudden change of circumstances, be it herself or all the other Crayon Pop members and staff, cannot help but be sad. However, with the present situation, we believe Soyul’s health is of utmost priority. We have promised to aid in her recovery as best as we can, and promise that Soyul will return to “DooDoomChit” activities when her condition turns for the better, as well as express our apologies towards the members and the fans. Following that, the four members have urgently tweaked the choreography of “DooDoomChit” so as to replace Soyul’s spot, while training overnight tirelessly. Please support the four member stage of “DooDoomChit”.
We wish there will the day where the full “DooDoomChit” lineup will arrive quickly, as well as ask the Sketchbook fans, who love and protect Crayon Pop, for their forgiveness and understanding.
Source: Daum Fancafe
On October 3, Chrome Entertainment announced, “Soyul has started to suffer from severe anxiety disorder. She will be halting all her promotions and Crayon Pop will continue with 4 members for the time being.” The label continued, “During their preparation for ‘Evolution Pop‘, she was diagnosed with the anxiety disorder. Her return will be discussed after she recovers from her condition.”