VIXX‘s maknae Hyuk has announced that he will be leaving Jellyfish Entertainment.
In a letter posted earlier today on Instagram, Hyuk shared that he wanted to deliver the news directly to fans rather than just have them hear about it from the media.
As May saw the tenth anniversary since VIXX debuted as a group, he wanted to wait until the month was over so that it could remain a special time for the members and Starlight alike.
Fortunately, he reassures fans that he will continue to be VIXX’s maknae and doesn’t appear to be leaving the group. He’s not the first member to leave the company and remain with VIXX, either — in fact, only Ken and Leo remain under Jellyfish Entertainment, with Ravi departing in 2019 and N departing in 2020. Hongbin left VIXX and the company in 2020.
You can read Hyuk’s full letter to fans below.
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I contemplated for a while on how I should share this with Starlight, but I thought it would be best to hear the news from me in person rather than hearing it through articles or news. So, I’m writing this letter.
I’ll be wrapping up my time of ten years at Jellyfish [Entertainment] and decided to take the time to reorganize so that I can go forth to a new environment. May was a meaningful month for both the VIXX members and fans since it was our 10th anniversary. So, I wanted to only deliver good news and I wanted us to enjoy the 10th anniversary to the fullest, and so I am only sharing this news now.
I’m worried that I might have surprised fans with this sudden news, and I’m also going to challenge new things and be in an unfamiliar new environment. But what I’m sure is that the time I spent on stage with you all — the brilliant time together — is the best moment in my life that is unchanging and I want to share that.
I’m your artist and VIXX’s youngest member Hyuk no matter what I do or wherever I am. I’ll put forth the effort to become someone you will be proud of and I want you to know that Starlight are always at the end of the road that I am traveling.
Lastly, I want to say thank you to the Jellyfish [Entertainment] staff members who allowed me to meet VIXX, which is like my roots, and Starlight, and also for giving me help so that I can grow. Please watch over me as I continue my activities as VIXX’s youngest member and as Han Sang Hyuk. I love you, Starlight!
— Hyuk (VIXX)
We wish only the best for Hyuk and his future endeavors!