JYP Entertainment announced that Jae (also known by his soloist stage name eaJ) was no longer a part of the band DAY6 on December 31, 2021. Jae confirmed the statement in a personal live stream but added he had talked to his members and would likely rejoin them on stage one day.
— DAY6 (@day6official) January 1, 2022
Since then, Jae has been focusing on his solo career while the members of DAY6 released their seventh extended play titled The Book of Us: Negentropy – Chaos Swallowed Up in Love. All of the band’s members, Sungjin, Young K, Dowoon, and Wonpil, also enlisted for their mandatory military service.
MyDays, DAY6’s official fandom, have been looking for signs of a reunion between all 5 members ever since. Some pointed out that the release of a new DAY6 product included images of 5 members, which could be a sign of an OT5 comeback.
[SUNRISE 카세트 테이프 예약판매]
— DAY6 (@day6official) November 18, 2022
Although there haven’t been any concrete plans or announcements made, Jae made it clear he still fully supports his former bandmates in a tweet replying to a thread that condemned fans of DAY6 who said the band was “Nothing without Jae.”
Day6 will be on top of the world someday, I firmly believe this. Though we are apart, please support them and don’t regret it later!!
— eaJ (@eaJPark) December 6, 2022
Fans showed their support by replying to his tweet, assuring Jae that they supported him and DAY6 even when they were apart.
you guys will always fit in the same place in my heart even if you're not together love you all frfr and thank you for the good music, together and separately
— kaia (@lunekyh) December 6, 2022
i don't care what they say, this and that. i just believe that both you and day6 will be on top and success in different way because y'all have value on yourself and i love to stick with day6, and eaj ❤
— 🐿 (@ddeiblue) December 6, 2022
My wishes is still the same since 2020 like nothing but the best for Jae and Day6 because we deserve it. pic.twitter.com/MbDkupGGfM
— Lilsunflows🐳 (@lilsunflowssss) December 7, 2022
Jae has been a part of the annual Head In The Clouds Festival lineup this 2022 and is slated to many an appearance again at the concert’s final stop in Manila, Philippines.