Fans have been worried about Choa’s absence for a while, as she hasn’t been posting on her social media or taking part in recent group activities.
FNC Entertainment left a brief statement that she is fine but recently Choa broke her silence to reassure fans she is fine.
Choa took to her Instagram explaining and apologising for her absence.
. 안녕하세요 초아입니다! 데뷔한 이후 처음으로 길게 갖게 된 휴식이여서 그런지 많은분들이 관심가져주셔서 좀 놀라긴 했지만 보이지 않는데도 떠올려 주시는것에 진심으로 감사드리고있습니다^^. . 잠적설에 휘말린 저의 휴식은 2016년 12월달 excuse me 뮤직비디오 촬영 전부터 회사 대표님과의 합의 하에 예정되어있었던것이였습니다. 휴식을 취하기전 기다려주시는 분들께 이야기를 드리고 싶어 상의했지만 개인적인 휴식기간을 갖는다는 입장발표를 하기를 원치 않으셨고 매니지먼트 팀에서는 휴식기간 때 SNS를 자제하라는 의견이였기 때문에 맘은 불편했지만 그에 따랐습니다. 저를 기다려주시는 분들을 생각해서 더 설득했었어야 했는데 제가 너무 안일했던것 같습니다. 저를 응원해주시고 기다려주셨던 분들께 진심으로 죄송하다는 말씀 드리고 싶습니다. 뒤늦은 입장 발표때문인지, 각종 안좋은 추측글들이 올라오고 루머에 휩싸이고 있는것같습니다. 저는 단지 예정되어있던 휴식을 갖는것뿐이니 더이상 좋지않은 이야기가 나오지 않았으면 하는 바램입니다. 근거없는 추측글 올리신분들! 당사자에겐 큰 상처가 됩니다 삭제 부탁드릴께요. 글을 마무리 지으며 저를 응원해주시는 분들께 다시한번 감사의 말씀 전하고 싶습니다. 재충전하여 좋은 모습 보여드릴수있도록 노력하겠습니다. 감사합니다. #초아근황 #초아
“Hello, this is Choa! I was a little surprised by all the attention I got for the first long break I’ve had since my debut, but I’m sincerely grateful that you were thinking of me even when I’m not there.
I’ve been swept up in a controversy about my absence, but the break I took was something I had planned and discussed with the head of our company since before we filmed the music video for ‘Excuse Me’ in December 2016. I suggested letting you all know before I took the break because I knew you would be waiting for me, but I was advised against putting out an official statement for a personal break. Our management team was of the opinion that I should refrain from using social media while on my break, so I complied though I wasn’t fully on board with the idea. I should have tried harder to persuade them for the sake of our waiting fans. I think I was too complacent. I want to sincerely apologise to all those who waited and showed their support for me.
It may be because I’m releasing this statement so late, but there are a lot of unkind speculations and rumours going around. All I’m doing is being on a break that I had planned in advance, so I hope that there are no more bad rumours that come out of this. To those posting these baseless speculations! Those really hurt the people they’re about. Please delete them.
As I conclude this post, I would like to once again express my gratitude to those who have shown their support for me. I hope to recharge and work hard to be even better than before. Thank you.”