BIGBANG Member SEUNGRI Announces Retirement From Entertainment Industry
K-Pop star Seungri has announced his retirement from the entertainment industry, breaking millions of hearts worldwide.
The BIGBANG member, who's currently facing multiple controversies, shared the shocking announcement to his nine million followers on Instagram.
"This is Seungri.
At this point, I think it would be best if I retire from the entertainment industry. I decided on retiring from the entertainment industry as the issues that I caused a societal disturbance with are too major. Regarding the issues that are being investigated, I will be investigated diligently and reveal all the suspicions.
Receiving criticism and hate from the public for the past month and a half and with the situation of all the investigative agencies in the country currently investigateing me, I am even being cornered as a traitor of the nation. I personally cannot tolerate causing harm to everyone around me in order to save myself.
I sincerely thank all of the fans in and outside of Korea who have given me lots of love for the past 10 years, and I think this is where I stop even if it's at least [to protect] the honor of YG and BIGBANG.
Again, I am sorry and apologize once again.
I have been thankful to everyone until now."
Seungri recently visited the Philippines last January 19 for his The Great Seungri Tour which also featured fellow K-Pop superstar Sandara Park.
(English translation of Seungri's announcement courtesy of Soompi)