In November 2019, MLD Entertainment announced that Yeonwoo would leave MOMOLAND to focus on her career as an actress. The agency said: “While Yeonwoo had a deep affection for her MOMOLAND activities, she decided that continuing her activities as an actress would be too exhausting for both her team and herself to leave the team and rely on hers Focus career as our actress [under MLD Entertainment]. Since then, Yeonwoo has been working on her actress career and has recently been confirmed to join the cast of the upcoming KBS 2TV drama “If You Cheat, You Die” (literal translation).
In the early hours of July 4th, she shared a post in her official fan cafe, and the post reads as follows:
Are everyone asleep?
I’ve had a lot in my head in the past few days, so I’m coming here at this late hour. It’s a serious topic, but as always, there’s nothing big.
Whenever I turn on a live stream on Instagram, difficult topics keep cropping up in chat. And if I don’t answer them, there are those who are annoyed.
Everyone. How many people out there have the courage to cleanly give up everything they have dedicated to their youth for something new? I am not so brave. And I don’t have the will to do it either. Not in the past and not in the present. All I did was hold back, hold on, and hold on, but it was pointless. I didn’t tell you all out of greed to want to do anything else. Do you know how painful it is to be misunderstood and criticized by the people you love? Please stop. You know I can’t explain everything. Why do some people still cling to words that didn’t come out of my mouth, thoughts that didn’t come from my head, and actions that I didn’t?
And I don’t want to get involved with the changes I’ve been through and how difficult it was. I don’t want to cry anymore. I just want to draw a future with you, the people I love, and be happy. We’ve had enough tough times, haven’t we?
I’m doing something new right now. In addition, I have no choice. I have to do this if I want to keep my dream going, I have to do it to feel alive and I have to do it if I want to keep seeing you. What would I do if I gave up everything?
Everyone, I know that the majority of people here are the ones who love me and trust me, but I really can’t say that anywhere else. I felt like speaking in an open space would not be right, so I came here. I’m so sorry.
Even if you hate me, I love you all. Straight. I know that my words could feel like a burden. But I try to do it well. As long as people realize that, I would be so thankful. It’s late, I’m sorry. Good night.