K-Pop sensation Wonho breaks his silence on the REAL reason he left the uber popular group Monsta X!
Wonho said he decided to leave Monsta X to save the group after past allegations of marajuana use emerged, despite having never using drugs the singer exclaims.
The singer, who was cleared of all drug charges following a police investigation, got candid in an interview with news site Dispatch.
“I didn’t want to see Monsta X break apart because of me. I thought the group could be saved if I left the group as soon as possible.”
He also apologized to fans, saying, “I promised so much to fans and said I’d always be by their side. It’s regrettable that I had to leave this way.”
“I can’t forget my fans still and all I have is regret, like I should’ve done better? I just want to say ‘sorry.’” The singer added.
Wonho, however, insisted he was innocent while the investigations were still ongoing, according to Dispatch.
“I’ve never used cannabis. Police are investigating and when I’m proven innocent, please write my story. I want to apologize and clear up the misunderstanding. I want to be forgiven,” he said in February.
He also touched upon his relationship with fans, famously known as “Monbebes.”
“I can say with pride that I completely changed after meeting Monbebes. I learned what it’s like to be loved. They made me want to live every day to the fullest.”
In October last year, the singer announced his departure in a handwritten letter. The move prompted fans to call for the former member to return to the group over the months to come.
On March 13, Starship Entertainment pledged to fully support Wonho for “developing his own career in the future” after the police cleared the singer of all drug charges after a monthslong investigation
Wonho has since forged ahead with his solo career.