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Heechul was in depression after Hankyung left Super Junior

In 2008, Super Junior has achieved an unprecedented hit with ‘Sorry Sorry” They became the record king and also swept various awards including Golden Disk Awards, becoming dignified overseas including Taiwan and Hong Kong. However, the good comes with the bad. After moments of happiness and glory pass, bad news came. Member Hankyung requested the dissolution of his contract against SM Entertainment

The wound that Kim Heechul has received was especially big. He lived in the same dorm as Hankyung and had a special relationship with him. Their special relationship can be observed with his cyworld minihompy containing full of pictures that they took together. He said, “I was in a big chaos. It was difficult for me to laugh on TV and dance on stage.”

Afterwards, he did not go on any of the stage including year end award shows. For 3 months, he lived in seclusion, locking his door. His only friends were two cats. Kim Heechul revealed, “I had some lingering emotions. Since I did not meet any people, depression got worse. I had lived with Hankyung, drinked together and was really close. It was mentally difficult.”

During his difficult time, the person who supported him was oddly Eunhyuk who he did not think was close with. There was a distance between them as Heechul who liked entertainment and Eunhyuk who’s a devout Christian were complete opposite of each other. However, Heechul came to himself when Eunhyuk said, “hyung’s not good at singing or dancing, but we can’t survive without you hyung.”

Leeteuk and Shindong also told him encouraging words and Donghae came to his house and made dinner for him. He thought, “I’ve been too attached to one friend when there are many friends who are trying to go the same direction, .”

He emptied his mind. His mind became comfortable after thinking, “when we and Hankyung do well we can meet each other.” Heechul was able to talk about difficult problems on variety shows.

“Because he’s a friend, I despise him, feel sorry, upset. Even though I have many mixed emotions, I’ve become better now.” Kim Heechul said, “I told Hankyung to come over when he gets married.”

Actually, other members were shocked when Hankyung left. It was because the members did not even know about the problem. Leeteuk knew about Hankyung leaving after reading an article. Even though, they were shocked, on the other hand, they felt sorry.

Leeteuk said, “because we were always together, I think we forgot that he was a foreigner. We should have talked a lot but because we were busy we didn’t get to communicate often. It must have been difficult for him to have made that decision. I feel sorry.”

However, after the rain, the ground gets harder. After experiencing various incidents, actually the members became more close. We were able to feel the members’ preciousness. Kim Heechul said, “what I learned after experiencing this is that we have to treat each other well when they are with us. We were able to feel the members’ preciousness.”

Leeteuk also said, “I think we are working harder to fill the empty spaces of other members. There’s always a place for them. They just have to come back. We are going to work harder so that when they feel that they want to come back, they would be able to come back without any burden.”

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36 Responses

  1. I just hope super junior will be on stage again all 13 of them, dancing and singing together, COMPLETE!

  2. I feel sad for Hankyungs Departure which left Heechul in great depression. But im happy that Heechul is back to himself, and not depressed anymore.

    All the hope for Hankyung’s return~

  3. Try to leave the SM, as life is too short. But don’t know they want to leave such hell or not. What you all need is courage.

  4. Hannie will come back. Im sure that he’d feel a hundred more painful when he read Chullie’s thoughts.

  5. Fail. Sorry sorry was 2009, not 2008.

  6. Oppa himnae ~ !

  7. aww hanchul!<33 the first thing i thought of when i first heard about hankyung's issue was heechul & how hard it probably was for him. this is so sweet. i hope they can meet again in the future~ ^^

  8. its okay chullie. ๐Ÿ™‚ everyone will support you.

  9. I 13elieve that no matter what, Super Junior will always have that strong brotherhood that they always had.

    I will forever be their fan, I prom15e that.

  10. Awwww Heechul, at least he seems more cheerful now.

    TBH, I think that KangIn may be making empty promises at that fanmeeting… Hankyung’s departure seemed to be a shock to even the Suju members themselves, so even if he returns there be may be some tension and lead to unhappiness again.
    Friends of the same group can have a fierce argument and make up after that, but things aren’t really the same anymore and they might feel it. That’s what may happen to Suju.

    Sorry for bursting any optimistic people’s bubble, but that’s just how things look like to me atm :C

    • You should listen to the audio of the event. Leeteuk’s voice was choked with emotion. There are even pictures of Leeteuk and Heechul crying. A fan account said that Heechul cried so hard that he went backstage, wouldn’t come out, and that Sungmin had to drag him back out. Kangin was a little uncomfortable to be there, cuz he wasn’t sure how the fans would react. But when he came out, the fans started screaming and crying for him. Heechul kept holding Kangin’s hands and looked at Kangin’s face. Leeteuk linked arms with Kangin and said “we are Kangteuk.” All the other members were crying too.
      Then Kangin apologized to the fans and said that after 2 years he will be back as a better man and rejoin Super Junior. He then knelted on the floor and bowed.

      I doubt he would be making empty promises, since considering his groups suggestion to make an appearance, and then actually showing up without notice and bowing to the fans for forgiveness.

      and don’t worry, you didn’t burst my optimistic bubble^^

      • Ah, it seems that I didn’t make myself clear enough ^^;
        I do feel that their bonds are strong, and KangIn’s apology and resolution feels sincere. What I was referring to is him saying that all 13 members will be standing together on stage in 2 years’ time, and that was what my whole comment was about. I read this from another website but Kbites didn’t translate this portion, so I’m not entirely sure of the authenticity of it since I haven’t had the chance to read the entire fanmeeting content.

      • Ah I see :]

  11. WHAT!! HE LEFT , i thought he was taking a rest =(

  12. [i]โ€œIโ€™ve been too attached to one friend when there are many friends who are trying to go the same direction.โ€[/i] -i also feel like this sometimes, but it’s really really flattering that other friends of yours which you don’t take attention with worries about you.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    so hankyung officially left super junior, huh? im really sad about that, since heechul and hankyung were really close. and i can’t believe SME just make that happened..
    heechul was really hurt too much…
    honestly, hankyung was one of the suju members that i look up too..

    i hope hankyung returns..he’s welcome in suju and the member’s will accept him with open-arms.

    SUJU and hankyung, fighting. ^^

  13. not only lost Hankuyng but also Kimbum and Kangin imagine that losing 3 of your best friends T_T
    what Eunhyuk said, โ€œhyungโ€™s not good at singing or dancing, but we canโ€™t survive without you hyung.โ€ make me love him more

    He is such good person with the pure heart
    That why I love my boys

  14. He lost his bestfriend so of course it will bring big impact to him..but then its a good thing that Eunhyuk, Shindong and the others support him eventhough they temelves in the mental shock because of that..=)

  15. It’s cute dat those 2 were close..What heechul went through must b hard 4 him..Some1 who’s close 2 u leavin without saying a word..I guess hankyung must have felt enough was enough n packed his bags n left..I think hankyung should haf discussed any problems he have wif heechul whom he’s close 2 n de rest of suju members b4 makin de decision n left..But,datz his decision n i respect dat..heard dat he’s recording chinese songs 4 his solo.. Can’t wait 4 dat..Will support hankyung even if he’s no longer a suju member.. ps:hankyung n suju,hwaiting! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. go super junior go! best group ever!

  17. hmm that article is really sad, im not even a fan of SJ, you can tell how emotional it was for all of them

  18. I love Heenim and I know this is supposed to be sad, but ” For 3 months, he lived in seclusion, locking his door. His only friends were two cats.” made me laugh xD

  19. AH I HATE SM ! so much stupid problem !
    WANT HANKYUNG RETURN !!

  20. wow heechul must have really took hankyung’s departure the hardest, suffereing depression. leeteuk only heard about him leaving from an article? wow that’s sad.

  21. poor heenim… i wonder if hes still in contact with hankyung.

    I laughed at what Eunhyuk said, โ€œhyungโ€™s not good at singing or dancing, but we canโ€™t survive without you hyung.โ€ hahaha

  22. I felt like my heart split into 13 pieces when HanKyung left. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ he was, by far, my favorite member

  23. GOSH! I tear up! it’s all because of SM Entertainment! UGHH! GO SUJU! I’m still here rooting for you guys!

  24. ah.. it’s so sad.

    I was so shocked when I read this :
    “Leeteuk knew about Hankyung leaving after reading an article.”

    miss Hankyung.. =(

  25. you know, all SM has to do is to give Hankyung more freedom, its not even about the money, just freedom, stupid piece of sht company.

    • Sweetie, think about this. The rest of the members didn’t have problem with the contract. In fact, it’s a fact that Han Geng wants to have solo. He just thinks it’s better that way whether the contract is good or not. He left SJ for his progress. So SME is not the one with faults. People change.

  26. reading this article made me hate SME even more if SME gave Hankyung a fair contract along with JSC non of these problem would have even happened

    • I think even if SME had given a Hankyung a better contract, he would have still left the other SJ members behind. If you read his lawyer’s original press release or his current interviews, it’s plain as day that he had already made up his mind to try to make it solo.

      It’s just that for Hankyung, being a part of SJ was starting to hinder his progress towards making a better life for himself rather than helping him. For example, he got offered a role in the Chinese adapation of Hana Yori Dango and had to turn it down because of SJ’s third album. That would have been a huge breakthrough role for him and he lost such a great opportunity due to SJ.

      Far from all this contract stuff (which, btw, doesn’t seem to be an issue for the other 10 members), Hankyung simplied realized that he has the potential to be a big star in China on his own terms, and he left to pursue that option.

      • Wow, I thought he turned it down because he wasn’t interested according to another article. I’m disappointed that that was the real reason. But the other 10 member hadn’t wanted to go into acting at that point. But I understand losing HK as a dancer would hurt the stage performances. BUT Kibum was able to and he is still in SJ!

        BTW, HYD has been remade too many times, so I was glad he turned it down. I have never watched any modern drama from China because they are kinda boring. Only the drama in ancient settings are well-done, so I doubt HYD is the way to go.

        I didn’t even watch the Korean adaption because I was interested in something new, like Skip Beat. I will be happy if Donghae and Siwon are signed to appear in that manga adaptation if that wasn’t a rumour (which I think it is).

  27. […] Super Junior on Hankyung’s leaving ;__;ย I just finished up that post about Kangin… And now I read this article about Hankyung from sookyeong “Heechul was in depession after Hankyung left Super Junior.” […]

  28. All these are so sweet.
    Feel sorry for them.
    They are humans too.
    Hope all these pains will make them stronger.
    Wishing them all the best.

    *Yeah… Heechul and Hankyung was really really close. Too bad that they have to go through this much pain*

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