Oh My Girl's JinE has finally given an update about her health to her fans. WM Entertainment had revealed that the 21-year-old singer, whose real name is Shin Hye-jin, is battling from an eating disorder, and was undergoing treatment from anorexia.
JinE shared a hand-written letter on Oh My Girl's official website. The note read:
"I've been looking at your message of strength and love and healing well, and getting lots of strength from them! My heart feels very full. I really wanted to see you all and I wanted to update you, so I was thinking how I should do that.
"But then, what great timing! Oh My Girl is is coming back! Aren't the members so pretty? I looked at them and fell in love too. I'm so excited for the upcoming album and I want to meet you all on stage soon!! Miracle (fanclub name), let's watch the first broadcast together live! They are already preparing. Since it's a comeback in a while, please listen and give love.
"I went into the office a little while ago, and on the popular nearby Mangridan Street, I ate lots of delicious food and took pictures, too. So I am giving you this surprise message with a picture! I hope that you can see that I love you as much as the love you've been sending my way!
"Also!! There's something that I've always held inside my heart and wanted to say... You really are a huge source of strength and love! Thank you so much always, and I love you. For real! I love you.
"See you next time!! Oh My Girl and Miracle fighting!!"
In 2015, JinE had opened up about her struggle with anorexia. In an interview with TVReport, she said: "Dieting was the hardest. I'm usually the type that gains weight easily. During our last promotions, I saw a photo of myself and it provoked me."
She added: "I wanted to show a pretty side of myself during our 'Closer' promotions. That's why I recklessly starved myself, and chose protein-centered meals. I of course worked out too. I lost about 8-9 kg (17-20 pounds). But as I ate, and then didn't eat, I developed esophagitis."