NHN Media revealed on the 16th that U-Kiss member Dongho had left the group and has tentatively stopped activities in the entertainment industry.
Dongho will not be present for U-Kiss’s domestic activities for their new album starting this month and will be taking a break from the industry. He was the youngest member of the group and involved in dramas and movies.
The agency explained the situation by saying “Dongho’s desire for the industry became weaker and he felt that the singer lifestyle did not suit his body and his health” and “We thought it over with his parents for a long time and decided to accept his wishes.”
They also stated “He had difficulties adjusting to the entertainment lifestyle as a member of U-Kiss and wants to live a normal life.”
This situation is rare as it is hard to see cases where a company and a idol member do not have any legal issues regarding termination of contract.
NHN media had previously allowed member AJ to participate in the group’s activities in his spare time as he entered Columbia University.
The company also revealed “Dongho’s decision is difficult for the group but they agreed to accept it” and “His absence is a burden but they will release a new album as a six member group this month.”