K-pop boy band Monsta X will now be a six-member act with the departure of singer/songwriter Wonho.
The group’s company Starship Entertainment tweeted a statement regarding Wonho’s departure in both Korean and English from its official Twitter account.
The announcement began with an expression of gratitude to Monsta X fans.
“After a long discussion with Monsta X’s member Wonho, we have agreed that it’s best to part ways amicably at this point. We greatly respect Wonho’s decision who wants to make sure the recent chain of events doesn’t distract from all the exciting things that are happening for Monsta X now and what lies ahead in the future. We will continue to hold legal liability for malicious and distorted claims related to this matter,” their statement read.
The statement also said Wonho would not be making any more appearances with the band.
There have been reports of allegations that the 26-year-old singer owes Jung Da Eun money and that he didn’t pay the star back.
The announcement came just days after the group released its new single “Follow” and its album “Follow: Find You” on Monday.
Starship Entertainment ended its statement saying it regrets having to break such news and a promise “to return with better music and stage for Monsta X fans.”
Monsta X debuted in 2015 and have gone on to be one of the most loved and exciting boy bands in K-pop, achieving a huge fanbase called Monbebe.