On April 27, actor Lee Kwang Soo's label King Kong by Starship confirmed in an official press statement that the star will be leaving SBS's 'Running Man'.
The agency relayed,
"We notify that Lee Kwang Soo will be leaving the cast of SBS's 'Running Man' after his final recording on May 24.
After becoming involved in his car accident last year, Lee Kwang Soo has received regular physical therapy; despite the continued treatment, there were times when he felt that it was difficult to maintain top physical condition during 'Running Man' filmings. As a result, Lee Kwang Soo held lengthy conversations with the production staff, crew, his fellow cast members, as well as the agency, and ultimately arrived at the conclusion that he needed time to recuperate, both physically and mentally.
Because it is a program that Lee Kwang Soo called his home for the past 11 years, it was difficult for him to come to this decision. However, it was inevitable when considering his intention to show viewers a better image in the future.
We sincerely thank all of the viewers for the love they showed Lee Kwang Soo on 'Running Man', and Lee Kwang Soo promises to greet you all again with a bright and healthy image."
Back in February of 2020, Lee Kwang Soo became involved in a car accident, suffering fractures in his right ankle. As a result, he participated in 'Running Man' filmings with a cast for several weeks.
Will you be sad to see Lee Kwang Soo leaving 'Running Man' after 11 years?