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Former Hello Venus member Yoo Ara reveals cancer diagnosis

By Melanie Uson Published Jun 12, 2024 3:15 pm

Former K-pop idol Yoo Ara reveals she has been diagnosed with cancer. 

Ara took to Instagram on Tuesday, June 11 to share a new life update.

“[I’m writing this post] because it seems like many people think I really died or something,” she began in the caption, as translated by South Korean media Soompi

 “From a long time ago, I was often tired, and there were many times when my health and physical condition were really bad,” she continued. She added that when she took a physical test, it was found that she had cancer. 

Ara furthered that she also underwent surgery to remove the malignant tumor. She is now taking rest while continuing her medication.  

The former idol asked her acquaintances, and everyone close for understanding for not being able to get in touch with them following her diagnosis. 

“For this year at least, I plan to try to minimize stress and work hard on recovering my health,” she added. 

Ara also reminded her followers to take care of their health, and that she will try to share more updates on her Instagram page.  

She also concluded: “You must have been very, very shocked, but I didn’t write this for you to worry. I just wanted to tell you that I’m doing well.. don’t worry too much, please.” 

Ara was among the members of the K-pop girl group Hello Venus, which debuted in 2012, and got disbanded in 2019. Some of their songs include WiggleWiggle, Mysterious, and Venus.