UPDATE: After NHemg released an official statement saying Kevin was leaving U-KISS at the end of March, Kevin has reached out to fans with his own message.
Kevin posted a handwritten note on U-KISS' fan cafe saying:
“Hello, KISSme, this is Kevin.
I wanted to sincerely convey my thoughts to you all, which is why I decided to write this letter to you. First, I would like to sincerely apologise to all of the fans who were surprised by the unfortunate news.
I was able to make some of the greatest and most precious memories of my life through debuting in U-KISS in 2008 and I wouldn’t be where I am now without the overwhelming love and support of our fans. I am deeply apologetic to and thankful for the fans who supported me through everything and to my fellow U-KISS members as well. I will never forget the love that you all have given me.
Before I reached my final decision, I spent many nights unable to sleep just thinking about it. I spoke with my agency and with the other U-KISS members as well at length about the matter. I made the decision to leave the group that I love so much in order to start walking a new path, one step at a time. My heart aches because I could not stay with U-KISS until the very end and I know that I will forever miss the times that I had with U-KISS. Again, I would like to sincerely apologise to all of our fans and thank you all as well.
I will continue to work hard as part of U-KISS until the end of my contract and will always cheer for and support U-KISS. I hope that you all will forevermore continue to love the hardworking and amazing members of U-KISS.
In order to repay the generous support and love that I have received, I will work hard to show a matured side to my fans. I humbly ask that you continue to support me in the future. Thank you and I love you all.”
Yesterday was a sad day for U-KISS and their fans. It was announced that group member, Kevin was officially leaving the group at the end of March.
NHemg released an official statement revealing the news on March 2. Their statement said:
“Hello. This is NHemg. Our agency artist and U-KISS member, Kevin, will have his contract with NHemg end in March 2017.
While there is a month left, we wanted to tell fans first, so we are posting this notice to inform you earlier.
First, we’re sorry to inform you of this regrettable news to fans who are always supportive. Kevin will be going on a different path to pursue his dreams which we and the members have decided to respect.
[Kevin] debuted through U-KISS in 2008 and has been faithful and reliable as a member for nine years from the beginning to now.
Since this was a decision that should be made carefully, after a long time of thinking and discussions, we have decided to respect Kevin’s wishes. Thus Kevin will be leaving U-KISS and his contract will end.
We will hold a last meeting for fans with U-KISS as a six-member group in Korea and Japan. We ask that many people attend in order to support U-KISS and Kevin.
We are making preparations to reorganise U-KISS as a five-member group in order for the group to shine in front of fans. We also plan on releasing a new album this year and have domestic schedules.
We sincerely apologise for making fans worry due to relaying this news later due to making a careful choice for this important plan. Lastly, we ask that fans support U-KISS members and Kevin.”
A sad day for U-KISS and their fans, but good luck to Kevin!
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