8:34 am - 08/19/2019

INFINITE’s L Announces Departure From Woollim Entertainment With Letter To Fans

L will be parting ways with Woolim Entertainment.

On August 19, the INFINITE member shared the news through the following letter:

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.


L recently starred in the KBS drama “Angel’s Last Mission: Love” with Shin Hye Sun.

Soompi, L's instagram
gathyou 19th-Aug-2019 07:33 am (UTC)
I'm sad :( but it really makes sense. I bet he's going to sign with an acting agency and focus on it before his enlistement, since he already has regular acting gigs. I'll miss his voice though.
I'll also miss Infinite :( I doubt we'll get anything by them as a group now. They'll be fine individually, they all have their careers (I'm just a little worried about Sungjong tbh) whether in music, acting or variety. We'll see them a lot. It's just so frustrating how they fizzled out.
I wonder if anyone will stay with Woollim?
And for the remaining Inspirits here: Group hug? <3
chikage_chan 19th-Aug-2019 09:53 am (UTC)
Group hug!! ;-;
lydzi 19th-Aug-2019 10:47 am (UTC)
*HUG* ;___;
wafflesnmilk 19th-Aug-2019 12:41 pm (UTC)
/hug :((((
kcaomei 19th-Aug-2019 01:54 pm (UTC)
babyjenkski 19th-Aug-2019 08:37 am (UTC)
Goodluck Myungsoo! Many years ago, when you speak of hard choreos & good singing, groups like Beast, Infinite, Teen Top & SHINee will for sure be mentioned. I hope people will remember the amazing performances they've shared with us.

Myungsoo will most likely focus on acting. And I wish him all the best!
bloodtaki2 19th-Aug-2019 09:29 am (UTC)

Wishing him the best.

Edited at 2019-08-19 04:50 pm (UTC)
ashdevilrun23 19th-Aug-2019 11:27 am (UTC)
Good for him!
Fuck woollim I hope the rest of the members leave too
ironicmustache 19th-Aug-2019 12:33 pm (UTC)
i mean, woollim has sucked for a long time now, but infinite is one of the few groups i actively care about so i'm emo for myself :(
goshipgurl 19th-Aug-2019 01:49 pm (UTC)
Apparently he copied parts of his letter from seohyun lmaoo

kcaomei 19th-Aug-2019 02:00 pm (UTC)
i'm happy for him but i'm really disappointed that this most likely means we're never getting a myungsoo solo album. his vocals improved so much :( i'll also miss watching him do choreo
pepsi_twist9 19th-Aug-2019 02:19 pm (UTC)
But will he collab with Hoya?
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