Lee Joon, member of the popular boy band MBLAQ, has announced his plans to leave the idol group in order to focus on his acting career, news reports said Monday.
According to the reports, Lee’s contract with entertainment agency J. Tune Camp was recently terminated and the singer opted not to renew his contract so he could pursue other interests.
Despite the end of his contractual obligation with MBLAQ, it was announced that Lee still plans to participate in the group’s upcoming solo concert, “MBLAQ Curtain Call,” which is scheduled to be held on Nov. 29 and 30. It is said that Lee will officially end his involvement with the K-pop group at the conclusion of the two-day concert next month.
Lee Joon. (J.Tune Ent.)
The K-pop star made his music debut with MBLAQ’s single album “JUST BLAQ” in 2009, but the singer is no stranger to the silver screen, acting in a number of dramas and films over the years including “Jungle Fish 2,” “Iris 2,” “Ninja Assassin” and “Rough Play.”
Lee was also praised by many viewers for his excellent acting skills in his most recent tvN drama “Gap-dong.”
The 26-year-old singer recently decided to star in the upcoming MBC drama “Mr. Baek,” playing the role of Choi Da-han, the son of actor Shin Ha-kyun.
By Kim Min-jin (firstname.lastname@example.org