Lizzy leaves K-pop group After School

May 3 (UPI) — K-pop star Lizzy is leaving the girl group After School.

The Korea Herald reported Wednesday the 25-year-old singer, born Park Soo-Young, is “graduating” After School to pursue a solo career.

“I am writing to let you know of my second stage in life,” Lizzy said in a letter to fans.

“I always knew I would graduate one day and though it has already been 9 years, I feel like my graduation has come really quickly,” she added.

Lizzy will also part ways with After School’s agency, Pledis Entertainment. The company confirmed the news in a post on its website this week.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the many people who have supported me, and I would like to ask for your continued interest and love,” Lizzy said in a statement.

Lizzy joined After School in 2010, and is the seventh member to graduate from the group. She released her debut solo single, “Not an Easy Girl” featuring Jeong Hyeong-don, in 2015.

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