Tei spoke up about his label CEO's suicide.
The CEO of his label Hero Planet is suspected of having committed suicide. He posted on his Instagram about fans who were worried about him and wrote,
This past weekend, we sent him on his way.
I know you were shocked, but everyone worried about me, sent me words of encouragement and support, and on one hand I was sorry and on the other hand I was sincerely thankful. I am writing this carefully hoping that there are no further concerns or misunderstandings. I thank you sincerely once again for everyone concerned about me. Thank you.
The hyung that passed away was, more than a label CEO, a brother to me. He was a hyung I was grateful for, someone who I thought was family and friend, and someone who I spent years with together. He was optimistic, bright, and had a lot of fondness.
Even though I've known him for so long, it's just few months ago when we talked about working together. It was a promise that felt good because we promised to work together with good people in good times and hold each other more tightly during bad times. I'm so upset that I was not able to hold onto him more tightly in reality.
Last weekend was shocking and saddening. I sent him on his way and quietly did what I had to do, and I'm writing now to answer the question that we can't let go: Why?
Hyung's friends, who were shocked and hurt, also have been talking carefully about their stories and repeating being upset and being understanding.
Everyone must have been shocked. It's something that makes everyone's heart drop just by coming across the news. I'm worried that this news will be reported wrongly.
More than being my CEO, he was the CEO for many others who he had worked with for longer. He was a partner who was waiting for my album, and someone who was enjoyable to be with.
Please don't be so determined about the cause of the decision he made that even family and friends don't know yet. Please don't upload various information about his relationships and other information so his family and friends, or those being worried about his family and friends, are hurt.
It will be hard for him to go somewhere good right away. He made a decision that was so mean and hurtful. But people who love him are sincerely disappointed, sad, and upset. I hope he receives these thoughts and prayers and go somewhere good where there is no pain. Please pray for him.
I can't be calm about letting someone go, no matter how many times I go through it. I'll do my best to send him well on his way, so don't worry about me and I thank you. Thank you so much for the warm wishes.
We hope he rests in peace.