Yesterday news broke that Hoya was leaving INFINITE and Woollim Entertainment.
The agency made a statement on August 30 saying, "INFINITE member Hoya's exclusive contract with us ended on June 9, 2017 after being with us for the past seven years."
Now, Hoya has posted a handwritten letter on his Instagram account, to his fans (Translation below)...
It says (as translated on Soompi):
“Hello, this is Hoya,
First, I would like to apologise for causing people to worry due to the sudden news. I would also like to apologise to fans who must be tired due to waiting for a long time.
I ask for understanding for not being able to say anything for a long time. I wanted to let you know in person but thought that an official announcement should come first.
I have worried a lot about what words to use to convey my feelings.
First and foremost, my fellow INFINITE members.
To Sunggyu, Dongwoo, Woohyun, Sungyeol, Myungsoo, and Sungjong, I would like to apologise and thank you once again through my writing.
I know very well that I was able to receive undeserved love from our Inspirits despite my many shortcomings because I was with INFINITE members. I will not forget this in the future as well.
I will sincerely cherish the warm hearts of Inspirits’ love.
I would like to once again sincerely thank founder Lee Jong Yeob and all Woollim employees for fully supporting me when I had nothing and helped build me up to where I am today.
Moving forward I will be modest and work hard.
I apologise for worrying many people.
Thank you for reading my lengthy writing.”
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