By: Jonathan Hicap
Updated May 5, 2017, 1:46 PM
Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong held his first fan meeting since being discharged from the army.
At the gathering, he apologized to fans for recent controversies.
The actor and singer pushed through with the event called “Anemone” at the Olympic Hall in Seoul despite that he was involved in a drunk driving incident in March.
Days before the fan meeting, prosecutors filed a summary indictment on April 25 against the star seeking to fine him 2 million won (R88,612) for driving under the influence in which he was caught asleep behind the wheel at an intersection in Seoul. His agency accepted the penalty.
At the start of the fan meeting, Kim Hyun Joong sang “Words I Want to Say” and “Please.”
He then talked to fans and apologized, telling them he’s “sorry to disappoint you again.”
Kim Hyun Joong said he was afraid and embarrassed for meeting fans soon after the recent controversy but explained that if he didn’t hold the event that day, it would take a long time before he would be able to meet fans again.
During the program, he also performed “Thank You,” “Let Me Be The One,” “I’m Your Man,” and “Unbreakable.”
He also answered questions written by fans before the start of the fan meeting.
One fan from Singapore who went to the event wrote on her blog that “even with all the scandals and issues surrounding his personal life, I choose to stay as a fan.”
“Weirdly enough, there was not even once where I felt of not staying on. And I felt that most of us now are old fans of HJ who has stayed with him through the ups and downs, which make us feel even tighter with HJ i our hearts. I’m sure HJ would feel the same way towards us, fans as well,” wrote Babyvfan.
Kim Hyun Joong revealed there are no planned activities in Korea for him just yet but he will hold the tour “Inner Core” in Japan in June.
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Kim Hyun Joong Will Soon Return With A Japan Tour
Kim Hyun Joong met up with his 4000 fans last April 29. On it, he personally talked about the controversial things that he went through this past few months. Though, the highlight of the event was when he shared his comeback plans this year.
According to Koreaboo, Kim Hyun Joong opened up to his fans his personal thoughts about his issues from his ex-girlfriend’s case to his latest drunk driving incident. Then, he revealed his Japan tour this coming June.
“I don’t have any plans for promoting in Korea yet. First, I’ll be doing a tour of Japan in June. From now on, I won’t disappoint you,” Kim Hyun Joong said during the fan meeting. “I’m going to spend my days doing good deeds. Regardless of others’ perceptions of me, I will gradually progress. I hope you all support me,” he continued.
Kim Hyun Joong definitely disappointed his fans during the darkest days of his career. But everyone kept believing him, these people are those who attended the fan meeting. This is also why he personally asked their forgiveness during it.
On the other hand, SS501 other former members Kim Kyu Jong and Heo Young Saeng were also spotted on Kim Hyun Joong’s fan meeting as reported by Soompi. The guys definitely showed support for their band mates turning over of a new leaf.
With SS501’s disbandment in 201, Kim Hyun Joong remained well loved by Kyu Jong and Young Saeng. They showed it when they appeared on “Anemone” at Seoul’s Olympic Hall last April 29. They notably were to be on stage but they left already. Hence, the singer joked that they only updated their Instagram and went home.
Meanwhile, KeyEast Entertainment also has revealed Kim Hyun Joong’s new single release on June 6. It will coincide with his ‘Inner Core’ Japan Tour starting this June 2017.