Lee Hongki Addresses Song Seunghyun's Departure From FTISLAND in Fan Chatroom

In light of the recent departure of Song Seunghyun from FTISLAND, Lee Hongki explained the decision to fans in a private chatroom.

The messages read as follows:

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Hello.

I bet you’re surprised.

Hm.

– Lee Hongki

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First of all…

– Lee Hongki

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I’m sorry we couldn’t keep our promise of keeping our group as 5 members.

– Lee Hongki

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Seunghyun’s not a little kid anymore, so we thought about it, and he talked to us about it, too.

We decided to respect each other’s dreams, haha.

We’re really, really sad, too.

– Lee Hongki

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We’ll still protect FTISLAND as a group.

– Lee Hongki

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It’s a difficult situation.

– Lee Hongki

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Seunghyun will overcome this, and so will we.

– Lee Hongki

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Because there was a meeting…

– Lee Hongki

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…there’s such thing as a parting. (I read a lot of books these days)

– Lee Hongki

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It’s a beautiful parting, so don’t worry, haha.

– Lee Hongki

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And on a side note…

– Lee Hongki

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Thank you for the explosion of packages.

60 boxes?

– Lee Hongki

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Don’t cry!! Haha. We should send him off with a smile!

– Lee Hongki

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I’m going to smile and act as I always did, haha. I’m sure you guys will need time, haha.

– Lee Hongki

 

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We needed some time, too. Haha.

– Lee Hongki

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Anyway, this is a good parting, so I’m going to cheer him on. Haha.

– Lee Hongki

In addition to these messages, Lee Hongki also posted a message of support on his official Instagram account.

My beloved Seunghyun!! I’ll cheer on your growing dreams no matter what!! Haha. You worked hard, thank you for all the good memories, and let’s not forget them!! Haha. See you tomorrow. I love you.

– Lee Hongki

Following the departure of Choi Jonghoon and Song Seunghyun, FTISLAND will be proceeding as three members including Lee Hongki, Lee Jaejin, and Choi Minhwan.

 


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