On September 2, a rep of 'A Look at Myself' revealed that Hongki expressed his wishes to take an exit from the show, and after discussing it with producers, it was agreed that he leave. Actor Choi Min Soo previously left the cast after getting into a physical fight with a producer, and it may be that Hongki's decision to leave is related to the incident.
KBS did not air the episode of 'A Look At Myself' originally scheduled for August 21 due to the controversy.
Hongki will be focusing on promoting in Japan with F.T. Island.