On August 30, Hoya posted the below letter on Instagram, which says as follows:
"Hello, this is Hoya.
Firstly, I'd like to apologize for causing worry to so many people with the sudden news.
I also want to apologize to the fans who are probably tired from waiting so long.
In my heart, I wanted to let you know first, but I thought the official statement should come before. I ask for your understanding for not being able to let you know for a long time.
I thought a lot about what I can say to share my thoughts.
First of all, to my INFINITE members...
Sungkyu, Dongwoo, Woohyun, Sungyeol, Myungsoo (L), and Sungjong.
I want to tell them I'm sorry and thank you once again through this letter.
I know very well that the reason I was able to receive such great love from INSPIRIT was because I was with INFINITE. I won't forget that in the future. I'll hold onto the precious heart that INSPIRIT gave to me with their sincere love. Thank you, and I'm sorry.
I also wanted to say once again in this letter that I sincerely thank Lee Joong Yup and the Woollim family for supporting me to grow from nothing to where I am now.
From now on, I'll live with a humble mindset and work hard. I apologize for worrying so many people.
Thank you for reading this long letter."