Hoya wrote a heartfelt letter to his fans, former agency, and members following the news of his leave from INFINITE and Woollim Entertainment.
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."