Choi Hwa Jung said to him, "Because you lost weight, your charming point, your lips, are now even more emphasized." He revealed in response, "While preparing for this solo album, I had to go to the emergency room two times." Perhaps due to high anxiety levels of a solo debut.
When asked what he would do if he met a "lovekiller," Niel said, "I'm a man who doesn't know how to push and pull. I give more love [than I receive]."
It really does appear he worked extremely hard on his solo debut as even during his showcase on February 16, he had stated about a charm unique to himself, "Honestly, I worried a lot. I came out as a solo after Amber. The people who came before me did so well. I started watching with Taemin; I monitored a lot. I looked for stage performances, choreography videos, MVs, and even interview videos. Rather than dealing with competition, I think I filled up the parts that I lacked through them. I also think that we wouldn't really overlap because our musical colors are different."