A few months ago, SF9’s agency, FNC Entertainment, confirmed the news of Rowoon’s departure from the group. He made his debut back in 2016. Therefore, the Kpop idol left after staying associated for 7 long years.
Fans are disappointed that they would not be able to see Rowoon performing with the group anymore. But, it is also to be noted that every individual has the right to make choices. So, why did he make such a decision? What are Rowoon’s plans?
Starting from the basics, Rowoon is both a great singer and an actor. Originally known as Kim Seok-woo, he hails from Seoul and is now 27 years old. Quite a young. With SF9, he worked on various studio albums and singles. Some of the boy band’s hit musical works are- Golden Echo, Mamma Mia, Summer Breeze, Shine Together, Easy Love, Still My Lady, and Trauma.
When it comes to Rowoon’s acting credits, make sure you watch- Extraordinary You, School 2017, and The King’s Affection.
Moving on with Rowoon’s sudden departure from the Kpop band- SF9, he had a valid point behind such a decision. It was surely not easy for the idol. But that’s okay. He is quite young and has spent his entire life exploring more opportunities. Many fans questioned if Rowoon had a feud with his bandmates. What do you think? Here is your answer.
Reason Behind Rowoon Leaving SF9 Revealed
The major reason behind Rowoon’s departure from the Kpop group- SF9 was his willingness to focus on his acting career. As mentioned earlier, he remained associated with music for several years.
It was the time when he thought of trying out something else. Having done a few acting projects, Rowoon wanted to try out more characters and see how it went. There is nothing to be disappointed as we will be able to see Rowoon’s other side.
Despite leaving SF9, Rowoon has confirmed to stay with the agency. There has been no separation in that case. FNC Entertainment announced that he left it to “focus on individual activities including acting.” On the other hand, the other members just renewed their contracts.
What did Rowoon say? As previously shared, he apologized to his fans. He penned a long note. He started it by saying, “I think I have become slightly more familiar with being more strict on myself while taking on scheduled activities and taking on new challenges.” Why did he apologize? Well, Rowoon did that to those who “were hurt and felt upset at my complacent attitude.”
Rowoon concluded his speech by saying that he would be grateful to his fans if they continued to watch over him with affection and support him in his new challenge.
We previously saw how wonderfully Rowoon acted on projects like Where Stars Land, About Time, She Would Never Know, and Destined With You. So, he is already an experienced actor. In case you thought him to be new in acting, you were mistaken.
Also, to the ones who thought Rowoon fought with his bandmates, the assumption is very wrong. Moreover, the other eight members of SF9 (Youngbin, Inseong, Jaeyoon, Dawon, Zuho, Yoo Taeyang, Hwiyoung, and Chani) supported him in his decision and rooted a lot for his success. That’s how their bond has always been, right from the start.
At present, Rowoon is starring in the ongoing series- The Matchmakers. Concerning his decision to go for the audition, he said, “I gave Matchmakers a shot because I love the script and also because I’ve never tried this genre of TV series before.”
Best Wishes to Rowoon for his future endeavors. Make sure to follow this former SF9 member, Rowoon, on his Instagram account for more relevant updates.