On July 11, KangIn returned to his personal social media account for the first time in approximately eight months, announcing his departure from Super Junior.
Hello, this is KangIn. It's been a long time since I've delivered news to you all.
My heart is heavy as the news I have is not a good one, but after thinking about it a while, I am writing this to you.
From now on, I plan to let go of the name 'Super Junior' that I had for a long time.
I have always felt nothing but feelings of apology to my members.
I have always felt that I needed to come to this decision as early as possible, but I was not able to summon the courage due to the kind hearts of those who cheered me on despite my faults, and my agency staff members.
I also felt that I was not in a situation where I could decide anything on my own.
However, I had to watch my members suffer something that they should not face due to my own problems, I've come to the decision that I cannot delay this any longer.
On top of everything, I am so sorry for E.L.F (Super Junior's fan club) for the incessant love that you always sent me for the past 14 years.
This may be too late, but I will always keep gratitude and apology in my mind even as I let go of the name Super Junior and be on my own.
I want to say thank you to my members and my agency staff members for respecting me until the end.
I will always cheer for the success of Super Junior. Thank you.
(Credit= 'kanginnim' Instagram, SM Entertainment, SBS funE)