On August 19, INFINITE’s Kim Myungsoo announced that he will be parting ways with Woollim Entertainment. He posted a letter on his Instagram account to state the news.
Read his full letter below translated by Soompi.
Hello, this is Kim Myung Soo…L.
I want to bow my head in apology for greeting you for the first time in awhile with this unfortunate news, and I want to express gratitude for always giving me warm support.
My heart feels heavy at the thought that this news that I am going to share might be hurtful to INSPIRIT, who have always given me generous love.
With last week as the end, my contract with Woollim has expired.
I made a difficult decision after a lot of thought.
After long deliberation, I decided to stand on my own.
I felt that I need a new challenge in my life, and I am now going to start the new challenge.
While being in Woollim for the long period of 10 years since my trainee days through my debut until now, I felt and learned a lot as I grew up.
I think time passes very quickly.
All moments spent together with INSPIRIT after debuting as INFINITE have been happy times.
Our INFINITE members who I have spent all of those times together with, all of those times were happy because of the members. I want to once again express my gratitude and our promise that we will always be together.
It is difficult to describe in words how much strength the INFINITE members and INSPIRIT have given me since our debut until now.
Although we may be together in somewhat different forms and ways than before, there is no change in the trust that we will support each other and be together.
Also, head Lee Jung Yeop, vice president Lee Ji Young, and all Woollim family who have allowed me to have unforgettable and valuable times and happiness, as much as you have supported me, I will work hard with a grateful heart to greet you after improving further.
In addition, I can continue with the INFINITE members, and I am going to do my best to be with the members at any place when I am needed.
Again and again, I sincerely thank INSPIRIT, who have believed in me and given me warm and great love.
I will work my hardest to greet you soon with greater improvement.
Thank you for reading this long letter until the end.
From Kim Myung Soo.
After Hoya officially departed from INFINITE last August 30, 2017, it’s painful to see another member not renewing his contract with Woollim Entertainment.
However, to us Inspirits, it doesn’t mean that our love for them will fade. In fact, a lot of fans will still surely give their full support and respect for them.
We wish Kim Myungsoo and the whole INFINITE all the best! May they succeed in life and in their future endeavors.
To Inspirits, fighting! INFINITE and INSPIRITS are family. Every member is precious to us and so every Inspirit is important to INFINITE.