SHINee’s Taemin has opted out of the upcoming 2017 KBS Song Festival that will be held on December 29.

An official source of KBS Song Festival stated,

“Preparations for the mentors of KBS’s ‘The Unit,’ Hwang Chi Yeol, HyunA, and Taemin, to put on solo performances for KBS Song Festival were underway. Yet, due to circumstances, Taemin is cancelling his schedule commemorating the death of Jonghyun.

We apologize for informing you of this sad news of Taemin’s solo stage cancellation. We trust that you will understand our decision, and we ask for your support and understanding.”

Source: (A)