Hoya Releases A Handwritten Apology Letter To Fans Following His Departure From INFINITE


The world of kpop woke up to some bad news today, as Woollim entertainment announced that Hoya is leaving the agency and INFINITE as well.

The news shocked fans and soon fans began to speculate the real reason he left. The idol shortly after the announcement was made released a handwritten letter to his personal Instagram account explaining his side of the story and apologizing. He said,

“Hello, this is Hoya.

First of all I would like to apologize for causing you all worry due to my decision to leave the group so suddenly. I would also like to apologize to all my fans who must’ve been tired after waiting for a long time.

I ask of your understanding for being silent for a long time. I wanted to let you know first but I knew that an official announcement had to be made first.

I stressed about what I should write to convey my feelings to all of you.

I would like to apologize and thank once again through my writing. To all my fellow infinite members, to Sunggyu, Dongwoo, Woohyun, Sungyeol, Myungsoo, and Sungjong, I would like to apologize and thank once again through this message.

I was able to receive all this undeserved love because of our Inspirits despite my shortcomings all because I was an INFINITE member. I won’t ‘ever forget this ever. I will always cherish the warm hearts of inspirits’ love.

Once again I would like to sincerely thank the founder Lee Jong Yeob and all of Woollim employees for the support they gave me when I had nothing and helped me to become what I am today.

While moving forward I will remain modest and work hard. I apologise for worrying you all once again.

Thank you for reading my long letter.

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How do you feel about this? Has the news sunk in yet?

Tags: Hoya, INFINITE

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