Wonder Girls' Sun-ye will leave for Haiti with her husband in a few months' time to participate in long-term missionary work there. The K-pop singer revealed her plan on a website run by her fans on Tuesday.
"My husband and I have decided to spend the next five years in Haiti from this July conducting missionary outreach projects," she wrote.
"I have discussed the matter with my agency, JYP Entertainment, as well as the other band members, and they understand my decision and have given me their full support. I hope I can pay them back for all the trust they've put in me."
Her sudden announcement fed speculation that the band will break up. But JYP Entertainment said this was not the case. "We will coordinate the members' schedules or arrange other activities so that Sun-ye can remain with the band, even though she will be staying in Haiti," it said.