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Jul 06, 2017 | 09:58 AM EDT

Sungmin Sends Apology To Fans About His Absence

After all the controversy involving the removal of member Sungmin from Super Junior's future activities, the idol seemed personally hurt and felt it was necessary to issue an apology to his fans and elves. 

Super Junior was set to have their comeback in October and fans were highly anticipating it. However, official fan clubs and cafes started a petition to remove member Sungmin. It was announced earlier today that the protest was successful in the result of Sungmin being removed from 'SM TOWN World Tour IV' concerts, from Japanese and Korean promotions and their October comeback.

Sungmin had taken to social media to leave his own personal apology and thoughts on the issue. "Hello, this is Sungmin. I'm writing to you all for the first time in a while because of various situations. Firstly, I'd like to apologize for causing worry to so many fans. There has been a lot of negative talk about me recently, but it was a situation I couldn't act alone on. I'm sorry for the late response.
When I look back on when I was preparing for marriage, I don't think I was considerate or truthful to the fans who've loved me for over 10 years now. I think I should've communicated more with my fans, who were hurt due to rumors and misunderstandings."


The letter continued on with, "When I was serving in the army, I always looked forward to promoting with Super Junior once again. However, I really want the next album to do well, so I decided to withdraw from their promotions. As a Super Junior member, I want my group to receive love for a long time. In light of ongoing controversies, I feel my decision to step away for this album is the best for the group.


I feel very sorry to the fans who've loved and supported me, but I think I need to work harder and have more time to reflect on myself. I ask ELF to support Super Junior's comeback."

Although he was personally attacked, it appears Sungmin is taking this opportunity to reflect on his own abilities, his personal life and to focus on his solo activities until his possible return to Super Junior. Best of luck so Sungmin.

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