SJ Label announces Kangin will be leaving Super Junior. They will respect Kangin’s decision to leave the group voluntarily. He will stay under contract with SM Entertainment (and Label SJ) but he will not have any future activities as an active Super Junior member. [Credit: OH_mes2]
Kangin will be departing Super Junior.
On July 11, he wrote the following message on Instagram:
“Hello. This is Kangin. I am greeting you for the first time in a long time.
My heart feels heavy as it is not positive news, but I am posting after much consideration. I am now letting go of the name “Super Junior” that has been with me for a long time. I always felt just apologetic to the members. I always thought that it would be right for me to make the decision earlier rather than later, but the thought of the people who support me unconditionally and our agency family troubled my heart, so I could not gather the courage easily. I thought that I could not make any decision alone. However, while watching the members who experience what they shouldn’t have to due to my problems, I made the judgment that I cannot delay this further. More than anything, I feel most apologetic to the E.L.F. who have always given overwhelming love for 14 years. I am very late, but I will let go of the name Super Junior, and I will have sorry feelings and gratitude engraved in my heart as I continue on my own road.
I want to really express gratitude to the members and agency family who were considerate towards me until the end. I will also be cheering on the success of Super Junior. Thank you.”
Kangin debuted as a member of Super Junior in 2005.