Danity Kane Reunion: Fifth Member "D. Woods" Not Returning

Celebrity News Aug. 25, 2013 AT 6:00PM
D. Woods "D. Woods" of Danity Kane reveals exclusively to Us Weekly that she will not be returning for the band's reunion, saying she has "recently signed on to several projects" that she's already committed to this year Credit: Noel Vasquez/WireImage

Danity Kane is set to reunite at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, but with one less member. Noticeably absent from the band's Twitter announcements earlier today, Us Weekly can now confirm that "D. Woods" (real name: Wanita Woodgette) will not be returning to the female group.

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"Much love to the ladies of DK!! They have decided to reunite and I, like our amazing fans, will be cheering them on," the 28-year-old told Us in a statement.

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"For the past couple of years, myself and the other DK members have been working on other projects individually, such as music, film, television, theater and philanthropy and I have recently signed on to several projects that will have me committed for the next year. My latest single "Gold Mine" is now available everywhere!"

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"If the opportunity presents itself, I would definitely be open to recording and/or performing with Danity Kane again," she continued. "I appreciate all the love and support of DK and myself. God bless!"

D. Woods will not be returning to Danity Kane
D. Woods will not be returning to Danity Kane
Credit: Jesse Grant/WireImage

The rest of the Danity Kane ladies -- Aubrey O'Day, Shannon Bex, Dawn Richard, and Audrea Fimbres -- are set to announce their reunion at the VMAs pre-show Sunday. The last four standing tweeted out the surprising news just after midnight on the day of the big show.

The MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m. EST.

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