Lucas, who was a member of the boy groups NCT and WayV, has left the teams. It has been approximately a year and nine months since the privacy controversy erupted.
On the 10th, SM Entertainment, the agency, released an official statement, saying, "After careful discussion between the company and Lucas, he decided to leave NCT and WayV to pursue personal activities."
The statement continued, "We understand that this decision affects both the members and the fans, and we ask for your understanding and continued support for Lucas and the remaining members of NCT and WayV."
Furthermore, SM Entertainment shared that Lucas plans to engage in various personal activities in the future and expressed gratitude towards the fans for their generous love and support.
Lucas also made a statement about his departure, saying, "After much consideration, I have decided to leave the groups NCT and WayV."
"I feel sorry for the members, and it is saddening to think about the long-lasting friendship. I have known the members for almost eight years, and I am grateful for their care and support, which I will never forget," he added. "I hope they remember me as Hwang Shishi, not Lucas. I love the members, and I will continue to support them."
Lucas continued, "I have been contemplating this decision for a long time, and I believe it is the best choice for everyone involved. I will summon the courage to meet my fans through personal activities. I want to repay the fans who have been waiting for me by showcasing better performances."
In conclusion, Lucas expressed his desire to become a more mature Hwang Shishi and a better Lucas in the future, thanking his fans and everyone who supported him.
Lucas was previously involved in a privacy controversy in August 2021, which led to him halting his activities. At the time, he apologized and took time to reflect.
Lucas made his debut in 2018 and has been a member of NCT, WayV, and SuperM.
Lucas and SM Entertainment released statements on the departure, thanking fans for support and understanding.
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