Super junior's Kim Kibum unexpectedly announced on his Instagram account that he is leaving the group and SM Entertainment. He uploaded a picture of himself and captioned it, “2015 august 18th. Finished with S.M. ent. Lets begin my new life…!! 그동안 함께했던 SM 감사합니다 [For the time we were together, SM, thank you]”
Kim Kibum has not promoted with the band for six years focusing on his acting career in China and Korea instead, so his departure might not be that much of a surprise to fans.
SM Entertainment is yet to make an official statement.