The SHINee members opened up about Jonghyun's death.
On May 30, Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin guested on MBC's 'Radio Star. During the talk show, SHINee carefully opened up about their late member.
Minho said, "Not only 'Radio Star' but I was concerned about promoting on broadcasts in general since we have to make it fun on variety shows."
He continued, "After time flew by, we got ourselves together and talked about our future. But for a while, we weren't able to look in the eyes of the staff members who we saw every day at the broadcast stations with him..."
Taemin also said, "It happened right when I was going through a change. It was right when I realized the importance of my members."
Onew choked up as he commented, "I felt like I wasn't allowed to cry," and revealed he received therapy about his inability to cry despite being in deep sorrow.
Key shared that all the members received therapy after losing Jonghyun and said, "The reason why he held a concert in Japan right after the incident is that we wanted to accept the reality and continue promoting. We wanted to do it ourselves rather than through others. It was hard how people continuously asked if I'm okay. I hope they just treat me the same."
Key talked more about SHINee's concert, and said, "We stood on stage for hyung and the fans, and to send Jonghyun to a better place together with the fans. But I had a hard time after reading comments stating we are using it for marketing. How could they leave such comments? It's not that we're totally okay. It has just healed a little."
Lastly, Minho said, "We can't be perfectly okay but I think it'll be a big encouragement to us if people can think that 5 of us are on stage together when our music plays. I wanted to say this myself. We are not totally okay but we are trying hard to promote so please look at us kindly."