Earlier, Super Juniors agency SJ Label announced that Sungmin would not be joining the SMTOWN concerts due to the recent fan boycott. In light of this, Sungmin has posted an apologetic message to his fans through his social media account.
On July 6, he wrote, Hello, this is Sungmin. Im writing to you all for the first time in a while for various reasons. First of all, I want to apologize for troubling so many fans. There has been a lot of negative talk surrounding me lately, but it was something I couldnt act alone on, so Im very sorry for the late response.
When I look back to when I was getting ready for my marriage, I dont think I was very considerate and truthful to my fans who have loved me for over 10 years. I think I shouldve communicated better with my fans who got hurt by various rumors and misunderstandings.
While I was in the army, I always looked forward to promoting with Super Junior again. However, I really want the groups next album to do well, so I have decided to withdraw from their upcoming promotions. As a member of Super Junior, I want the group to receive love for a very long time. Considering my ongoing controversy, I think my decision to withdraw from this album is best for the group.
Im really sorry to my fans who have loved and supported me, but I think I need more time to reflect and work harder. I ask all ELFs to support Super Juniors upcoming comeback.
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