VICTON’s Heo Chan will stop all activities after personally apologizing for drunk driving.
On September 22, VICTON’s agency IST Entertainment officially announced that Heo Chan was under investigation by the police for driving under the influence on the morning of September 20.
The agency also announced that as a result, Heo Chan would stop all group and individual activities and that VICTON would carry out their scheduled activities, including their next fan concert, with only five members.
At the same time, Heo Chan shared a handwritten letter personally apologizing for the incident.
IST Entertainment’s full statement is as follows:
Hello. This is IST Entertainment.
We would like to be the first to notify fans who care about VICTON about an embarrassing incident that occurred recently. First of all, we would like to bow our heads and apologize for having to inform you of this unpleasant news.
On the morning of September 20, while returning home from a meeting with his acquaintances, our artist Heo Chan was caught driving under the influence of alcohol by the police.
Heo Chan is currently cooperating with police investigations. It appears that once the investigations are over, he will face disciplinary action such as the revocation of his driver’s license, and he plans to diligently cooperate with the police investigations until a final decision is made.
Currently, Heo Chan is deeply regretful and reflecting on the fact that he committed a crime that he should never have committed. Also, he currently can’t control how sorry he feels towards his fans and for causing trouble for the many people he works with.
As of today, Heo Chan plans to stop all group and individual activities.
Our agency also deeply apologizes for giving fans cause for concern through this sudden news.
We will look back again and examine precisely how such an irregularity arose, and do our best to ensure that we never disappoint fans with a similar incident again.
As a result of stopping all of Heo Chan’s activities, VICTON will be holding their 2022 VICTON FAN CONCERT. [CHRONICLE]” and their other future activities scheduled as a five-member group without Heo Chan (Kang Seungsik, Im Sejun, Do Hanse, Choi Byung-chan, Jung Subin).
Once again, we apologize to fans for this embarrassing incident. Thanks.
Meanwhile, Heo Chan’s full apology is as follows:
Hello. This is Heo Chan.
First, I bow my head and sincerely apologize for having to broadcast this embarrassing news before many scheduled activities.
Once again, I apologize for causing social controversy due to my improper behavior on September 20.
As a public figure who should set a positive example for the general public and my fans, I should have felt even more responsibility for my actions, but instead, I ended up causing great disappointment for a single moment where I made the wrong decision. .
I am sincerely reflecting on my bad deeds, and I spend every day immersed in regret and guilt.
Above all else, I ended up looking at myself and my flaws one more time while thinking of our fans who have spent the past six years believing in and cheering me on, as well as my peers. [VICTON]the people of our agency, our many staff members, and the many other people who must have been hurt by my actions.
Compared to the pain and disappointment all of you must have felt due to this incident, I will regret it much more deeply and feel this [penitencia] down to my bones. I will record in my heart all the criticism and reproaches I receive for my irreversible actions, and I will reflect deeply on myself so that I can live my life and become someone I am not ashamed of.
Once again, I bow my head and sincerely apologize for causing this controversy.
I am sorry.