Treasure members Bang Yedam and Masiho are leaving the group.
YG Entertainment announced through Treasure’s Weverse account on 8 November, "After long discussions with Mashiho and Bang Yedam, the exclusive contract has been terminated."
The company further explained, "Mashiho is in need of recovery for health reasons, and in the case of Bang Yedam, we made this decision to create an environment where he can grow as a producer with his own unique musical style."
In the future, TREASURE plans to reorganize the team into a 10-member group consisting of Choi Hyun-seok, Ji-hoon, Yoshi, Jun-gyu, Yoon Jae-hyuk, Asahi, Doyoung, Haruto, Park Jung-woo, and So Jung-hwan.
In May of this year, YG Entertainment announced that Masiho and Bang Yedam's activities were temporarily suspended.
Read YG Entertainment’s full statement in English below:
Hello, this is YG Entertainment.
First of all, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the TREASURE MAKERS for all the support and love towards TREASURE.
Today, we have an important announcement about TREASURE's future activities.
Going forward, TREASURE transforms into a 10-member group - consisting of Choi Hyun suk, Jihoon, Yoshi, Junkyu, Yoon Jae hyuk, Asahi, Doyoung, Haruto, Park Jeong woo, and So Jung hwan.
After a long and careful discussion with Mashiho and Bang Ye Dam we mutually agreed to conclude the contracts between the two and YG Entertainment.
We have reached such an agreement so that Mashiho could have enough time to recover from his health condition, and Bang Ye Dam could pursue his career as a producer.
Knowing that all of TREASURE’s fans have been waiting for Mashiho and Bang Ye dam, we are very sad about their departure as they have been with TREASURE from the beginning. We ask for your continuing support for Mashiho and Bang Ye dam.
YG Entertainment will put its best efforts in communicating with TREASURE MAKERS and supporting TREASURE's future activities.
Thank you so much.
Meanwhile, TREASURE will hold the '2022 TREASURE TOUR 'HELLO' in SEOUL' at the Olympic Gymnastics Stadium (KSPO DOME) in Seoul Olympic Park on 12 and 13 November.
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Cover Photo Source: Twitter/ygtreasuremaker