A couple of months ago it was revealed that INFINITE is in the process of re-signing with their companies following contract expiration.
At first, it was rumored that the only member who hasn’t resigned yet was L (Myungsoo), but fans believed in him and waited for Woollim’s official announcement.
Only yesterday other rumors pointing that Hoya was actually the one who hasn’t resigned yet spread, but fans still believed he wouldn’t do it.
A couple of hours ago, Woollim Entertainment announced that Hoya was leaving INFINITE shocking everyone. In a statement they said,
“In June when Hoya’s contract has expired, Hoya (real name Lee Ho Won) has decided to take a different path to fulfil his dream. While discussing his contract renewal with the company, we and the members decided to respect the decision he made.”
“Following much deliberation and having enough time to carefully make a choice, we have concluded that Hoya was to withdraw from INFINITE and terminate his contract with us.”
They also touched on which INFINITE members have resigned and said,
“The remaining INFINITE members Kim Sunggyu, Jang Dongwoo, Nam Woohyun, Lee Sungyeol, L, and Lee Sungjong have renewed their contracts.”
Regarding what will happen now to INFINITE and the possibility of a comeback, they said,
“We are working hard on reorganizing as a six member group, we also plan on actively supporting their group and individual activities as we’ve been doing.”
They left with one final note asking fans to continue to support Hoya, they said,
“We ask of your unchanging support for all the remaining members of INFINITE as well as Hoya.”
What do you think of this shocking news?