Kang Sung Hoon has announced his decision to leave SECHSKIES and YG Entertainment.
The decision comes after controversy arose in 2018 regarding Kang Sung Hoon’s canceled Taiwanese fan meeting and his fan club’s poor management issues. He was also involved in a trespassing case involving his former manager and he did not participate in SECHSKIES’s October concert. In November, Kang Sung Hoon opened up about the situation on his personal Instagram account. In the same month, SECHSKIES fans filed a lawsuit against Kang Sung Hoon and his fan club Hoony World.
On January 1, Kang Sung Hoon took to Hoony World to give his official statement on the decision. His statement reads as follows:
With unexpected misunderstandings occurring in succession, I’ve become even more cautious about expressing my official stance.
Currently, I can’t predict when my return will be because of issues regarding my mental health. I came to the decision that continuing to push back SECHSKIES’s activities is causing a great inconvenience to others, so after much thought, I spoke with YG Entertainment and we came to a mutual agreement to end my exclusive contract on December 31, 2018 and for me to let go of all SECHSKIES activities.
I am very sorry for not being able to live up to the expectations of fans who have waiting for me despite the long hiatus, and those who remembered me and greeted me warmly. I sincerely apologize to the SECHSKIES team for the damages they suffered due to circumstances related to me. And I want to sincerely thank everyone who supported me as SECHSKIES’s Kang Sung Hoon for a long time.
I also want to ask you to continue to show your support for SECHSKIES’s future activities. Once again, I’m sincerely sorry and I want to say thank you.
YG Entertainment confirmed the news and stated, “It’s true that we spoke with Kang Sung Hoon and came to the decision to end his exclusive contract. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”
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