Photo: Cube Entertainment
Fans left hanging on Hyunseung’s future with groupmates BEAST can finally breathe a sigh of relief. His recent absence from group activities, such as the BEAST 1st Fan Meeting in Manila on March 19, sparked a new wave of rumours that he will be leaving the group - speculations that label Cube Entertainment have flatly denied.
For the event in Manila, there was no official word from the promoter nor company on his absence but promotional posters for the event included all six members of the boy group.
On March 19, the Taiwanese organiser published a statement to announce that he will also not attend ALL THE BEAST: 2016 FANMEETING IN TAIWAN. Apologising for the delay in the confirmation, they stressed that they were awaiting the official response from the label on Hyunseung’s attendance. The event is slated to take place on April 4.
In a turn of events, Cube announced today (March 21) that Hyunseung will indeed attend the event in Taiwan, stressing that recent rumours that he will be leaving the group are completely unfounded.
Their statement was in response to earlier rumours that he is set to announce his departure from the group, and that BEAST was in the midst of preparations to promote as a five-man group with immediate effect.
Hyunseung drew massive flak for missing the group’s fan meeting in Seoul last year unannounced. In addition, photos of him reportedly spending time with an unidentified female circulated at the same time, with some speculating that he was no longer interested in being part of BEAST.