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U-KISS' Dongho Leaves the Group

posted by PAK on 16 October, 2013 at 02:04 pm   ·   29 comments
U-KISS' Dongho Leaves the Group

NH Media has shockingly announced that U-KISS member Dongho will be leaving the group. According to the company, the idol does not believe that his health is well enough to be a celebrity.

In a statement, the company said, "Dongho will be absent from team promotions starting with U-KISS' new album which will be released this month, and he will be putting a hold on his activities as a celebrity.

"Starting from the beginning of this year, Dongho's determination about being active as a celebrity weakened, and he has revealed that he doesn't believe his health condition and stamina fit well with the life of a singer," they revealed. "After a long discussion with his parents, we have decided to accept their decision [...] Dongho expressed that he wanted to live a normal life rather than that of a celebrity."

They concluded their statement by saying, "Although the decision of Dongho's departure from the group is one that causes harm to the team's activities, the members have all decided to accept this change as well [...] Although we feel burdened by the empty spot, the group will release a new album as scheduled as six members."

The young idol has had a health scare in the past, as he was rushed to the hospital due to complications with his lungs. However, since his condition improved, many believed that he would continue on as normal.

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  • Posted by ramish · 1 Jpops · 2 years ago  

    too late to read this but atm, i hope he's happy.

  • Posted by kalushi50 · 6,969 Jpops · 2 years ago  


  • Posted by OtakuForLife · 23 Jpops · 7 shares · 2 years ago  

    Aww, I'm going to miss Dongho!! But I wish him all the luck for the future!

  • Posted by Nichix3 · 2,358 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    aw ;/ noooo :/ hope he does well in the future

  • Posted by fazreanaathira · 71 Jpops · 3 years ago  


  • Posted by StrawberryBubblez · 39,200 Jpops · 35 shares · 3 years ago  

    OMG no i'm gonna cry ;__;

  • Posted by EmoTaco23 · 12,338 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    Aww I'm going to miss him ;n;

  • Posted by kaikotora · 689 Jpops · 3 shares · 3 years ago  

    i'll miss him he was so great with the other i hope he gets better :) i'll misss

  • Posted by sabrina · 99 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    i'm gonna miss him!!!!!!!!! i'll never forget his cuteness!!!!!!!!!!
    stay healthy dongho~ <3

  • Posted by KittyxGrell · 134 Jpops · 1 shares · 3 years ago  

    I was really shocked myself when I heard the news. But if it's for his health and whatnot, I can learn to accept his decision. <3 I wouldn't want him to get worse for our benefits. I want him to live a happy, healthy life. Even if it means leaving U-KISS.

  • Posted by ingridfrivoll · 4,898 Jpops · 8 shares · 3 years ago  

    This came as such a big shock to me when I first heard it. I seriously couldn't believe it. It's SO SAD! T^T

  • Posted by Emiru · 144 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    I love Dongho's raps tho! :c Health is always the lost important thing of course. But I just feel like whatever Entertainment this is, they don't push them into making more music.. It is it just the Japanese albums they like to push. Either way, of course music takes a while to come with, but I just feel like U-kiss is really underrated. Maybe Dongho actually wanted to leave the group >.> Then again, I hope to see him be featured in other people's songs or something c:

  • Posted by Rainbowswirl · 138 Jpops · 1 shares · 3 years ago  

    NH Media is obviously hiding something. I know for sure Dongho wouldn't do something like this.

    No offense, but U-Kiss should just move to another company. :\

    (this news makes me mad! U-Kiss will always be 9)

  • Reply by annie5868  

    Dongho's health is pretty bad. As a kpop celebrity, life's not that easy... you have to overwork yourself all the time... his parents were really worried about him and he wanted to have a normal life too so they came to that conclusion. as a fan u should be considerate of dongho's health.... it really bad for him to overwork all the time so he had no choice~ he's already went through so much pain... i hope u understand...
    it's not really because of the entertainment...

  • Reply by RagdollAlice23 VIP  

    Not to mention Dong Ho is the youngest of them all. He needs the most rest!!

  • Posted by pitot89 · 2,815 Jpops · 58 shares · 3 years ago  

    it seems like everyone is leaving this group. no wonder they don't have stable popularity.

  • Posted by thedreamingseoul · 19,711 Jpops · 45 shares · 3 years ago  

    omg no :( Health is very important, and i completely respect and understand his decision to leave, but I feel like he'll never really get to experience a "normal life" anymore. Everyone knows him as U-KISS's Dongho, I think people will still follow him on the street and take pictures and all. I wish him the best for the future. Dongho-oppa~ fighting!

  • Posted by KaseySanada · 1,033 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    That's sad to hear. I had grown to enjoy Dongho's voice over the last year so its sad to see him go, but I wish him luck in everything he does!

  • Posted by RagdollAlice23 VIP · 210,937 Jpops · 2526 shares · 3 years ago  

    OMG!!!! how sad!! D: T_T :( Poor Dong Ho!! >.< I feel sorry for him but at least he had a life experience as living as an idol! Look at it this way Kiss Me's he is still young and when is older and feels better maybe ONE day he will be active as a singer! :D I wish him the best for his health!! O:)

    "Do you ever feel this quietness inside? That is where you'll find me" <3
  • Posted by SpaceMonkiiBob · 631 Jpops · 3 shares · 3 years ago  

    im actually so sad D; i wanted to see them in concert with all 7 members .But I do respect his decision, because your health is your 1st priority . Good luck dongho we'll miss you! :D

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