Lucas pens long note after exiting NCT and WayV, calls it 'difficult decision': 'I sincerely feel sorry for the members'

May 10, 2023 03:26 PM IST

Lucas shared a long note after exiting NCT and WayV. He called it a ‘difficult decision’. His agency SM Entertainment also issued a statement.

Wong Yuk-hei, better known as Lucas, has exited both the boy group NCT and its sub-unit WayV, his agency SM Entertainment announced on Wednesday. As per the statement, it was a mutual decision between the agency and Lucas. The rapper, singer, and model will now 'pursue his individual endeavours'. Taking to his Instagram on Wednesday, Lucas penned a long note. (Also Read | NCT’s Taeil creates Guinness World Record by gaining 1 million Instagram followers in under two hours)

Lucas shared a long note after exiting NCT and WayV.
Lucas shared a long note after exiting NCT and WayV.

NCT is a South Korean boy band formed and managed by SM Entertainment. Introduced in January 2016, the group consisted of 22 members. It was divided into five different sub-units--NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, WayV, and NCT DoJaeJung.

As cited by Soompi, SM Entertainment's statement read, "This is SM Entertainment. We have an announcement to share with you regarding Lucas' future plans. After our deliberate discussion Lucas, we made a mutual decision to part ways with the group NCT and WayV to pursue his individual endeavours."

It also added, "We ask for your understanding and continuous support as this was a decision taken after much consideration of both the members and all the fans who have supported. Lucas is planning on showing his performances through a wide variety of individual works from now on. Once again, we sincerely appreciate lavished love and support from all the fans and ask for your continuous support and interest in the future. Thank you."

Taking to his Instagram on Wednesday, Lucas wrote in the caption, "Hello, this is Lucas. Today, I have an important announcement to share with you. After much deliberation and reflection, I have made the difficult decision to part ways with the group NCT and WayV. I sincerely feel sorry for the members, and it is with a heavy heart that I leave behind a long-standing friendship."

"It has been nearly 8 years since I first joined the members, and I am deeply grateful for their care and support. I will cherish these memories and never forget. I hope that the members will remember me as Huang Xuxi, not just Lucas. I genuinely love them and will always support them from the bottom of my heart. It took considerable time for me to reach this decision, and I believe this is the right decision for the good of all," he added.

"Moving forward, I intend to muster the courage to face the fans who have been waiting for me and to pursue individual endeavours. I believe the best way to repay the fans who support me is by continuing to deliver outstanding performances. I will strive to become a more mature Huang Xuxi and an even better Lucas. Lastly, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the fans and everyone who has continually supported me," concluded his statement.

Apart from being a part of several groups, Lucas has appeared as a regular cast member of the seventh and ninth seasons of the popular variety show Keep Running in China.

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