On January 24, Woollim Entertainment released the following statement, announcing the departure of idol group member Lee Sungjong from INFINITE, who is leaving the company after 13 years of working together.
“Hello, we are Woollim Entertainment. From the current ending (January 24), INFINITE member Lee Sungjong, who spent the past 13 years with us, will finish the management job with the organization, and we will support each other in future days from our own sites.
The company sincerely expresses its gratitude to Lee Sungjong who spent a long time with us, and we also thank the fans who send unchanging love”, Woollim Entertainment said in a statement.
INFINITE Lee Sungjong officially leaves Woollim Entertainment after 13 years
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After 13 years of being part of the group INFINITE and having worked for the company Woollim Entertainment, Sungjong says goodbye to the company, to his fans, and promises to return to show the best of him. Sungjong also posted a photo of a handwritten letter to show his gratitude towards the company and his fans. He wrote:
“Hello. I’m Sungjong from INFINITE. I will face a new challenge after leaving Woollim, with whom I have spent a lot of time.
I am grateful once again to CEO Lee Joong Yeop and the family of Woollim Entertainment for laughing with me when I was happy, being sad with me when I was sad, and staying by my side when I was going through a difficult time during the 13 years so far since my time as an apprentice.
I will not forget how grateful I am.
I am always thankful and grateful once again for INSPIRIT (official fan club) who always give infinite love, and our members, I love you all.
I will always be by your side. Let’s continue together. I will definitely repay fans’ love through various activities as a member of INFINITE and as Lee Sungjong in the future. Thanks.“
Remember that we met Sungjong in 2010 as part of the South Korean group in the role of vocalist.