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Former AOA member Mina hospitalized after self-harm

Former AOA member Mina. Capture from Mina's Instagram
Former AOA member Mina. Capture from Mina's Instagram

By Dong Sun-hwa

Kwon Mina, former member of K-pop girl group AOA, is in hospital after harming herself at home.

According to Woori Actors, her agency, Sunday, her injuries are not life-threatening. The company said it immediately notified police after seeing her Instagram post showing her injured wrist with a message hinting at suicide.

She wrote, "I want to go to a place where I can be happy ― I am feeling so much pain here. Do not even come to my funeral even if I die. I will harass you after my death."

Kwon, who left the group last year, appears to have been under tremendous stress after conflict with other members, including AOA's former leader Shin Ji-min.

In the message, Kwon also noted, "Words can't describe how filthy Shin Ji-min, Han Sung-ho and Kim Seol-hyun are. They have driven one normal person to death."

On July 3, Kwon, 26, accused Shin, 29, of bullying her for years while she was in the band between 2012 and 2019. Later, Shin apologized, saying, "I can't tell everything in a short piece of writing, but I am sorry. I was not good enough to lead that team." She also left the group.

Han is the CEO of FNC Entertainment that manages AOA. Kwon has claimed that Han and Kim, the group's most popular member, turned a blind eye to what was happening when she was suffering.

FNC released an apology on Sunday and said, "We sincerely hope Kwon recovers her health as soon as possible. We will strive to seek an amicable settlement with her."
Former AOA member Mina. Capture from Mina's Instagram
Former AOA member Mina. Capture from Mina's Instagram

By Dong Sun-hwa

Kwon Mina, former member of K-pop girl group AOA, is in hospital after harming herself at home.

According to Woori Actors, her agency, Sunday, her injuries are not life-threatening. The company said it immediately notified police after seeing her Instagram post showing her injured wrist with a message hinting at suicide.

She wrote, "I want to go to a place where I can be happy ― I am feeling so much pain here. Do not even come to my funeral even if I die. I will harass you after my death."

Kwon, who left the group last year, appears to have been under tremendous stress after conflict with other members, including AOA's former leader Shin Ji-min.

In the message, Kwon also noted, "Words can't describe how filthy Shin Ji-min, Han Sung-ho and Kim Seol-hyun are. They have driven one normal person to death."

On July 3, Kwon, 26, accused Shin, 29, of bullying her for years while she was in the band between 2012 and 2019. Later, Shin apologized, saying, "I can't tell everything in a short piece of writing, but I am sorry. I was not good enough to lead that team." She also left the group.

Han is the CEO of FNC Entertainment that manages AOA. Kwon has claimed that Han and Kim, the group's most popular member, turned a blind eye to what was happening when she was suffering.

FNC released an apology on Sunday and said, "We sincerely hope Kwon recovers her health as soon as possible. We will strive to seek an amicable settlement with her."
Dong Sun-hwa sunhwadong@koreatimes.co.kr


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