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.
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