Singer Jang Hyunseung issued an apology for his bad attitude more than one year after leaving Korean boy band BEAST.
Hyunseung posted the apology on his Instagram account just days after he released the digital single "Home" on July 27.
In April last year, he left BEAST to become a solo artist under Cube Entertainment. The remaining BEAST members left the agency after their contracts expired last October. They formed a new group under the name Highlight and set up their own agency to manage their careers.
In his apology, Hyunseung wrote, "During the past seven years, as part of BEAST before I left the group, I received a lot of love. Since I was young, I thought that the people who sing and dance on TV were really cool, so I embraced my big dream and trained for five years. Through a good opportunity, I was able to debut as BEAST with my members," according to Soompi.
He said he was stubborn while he was a member of BEAST.
"After debuting, it seemed like I'd realized my dream, but while promoting there were things I was uncomfortable with and a thirst for music that couldn't be resolved. Rather than focusing on group promotions and building teamwork, I was stubborn about my own affairs," he said.
Hyunseung admitted that he had a bad attitude that led to bad blood between him and the other members of the boy band.
"Even when I listened to what other people had to say, I'd immediately focus again on my own stubbornness and pride, so I made it hard for my members and the other people around me. The wall between me and the members built up slowly and instead of choosing harmony, I chose to grow distant," he added.
He said he "lost the ability to control myself and showed bad attitude in public, including on stage."
"I thought that immature image of myself was me enjoying my youth. I thought all that was me being cool. Now that I look back on it, I am deeply regretful. It was difficult for me to say that I was sorry because of my stubbornness and needless pride," he wrote.
He claimed that after leaving BEAST, he "experienced a lot of things and went through a hard time."
"After laying down my pride, I could finally hit the floor that I was stubbornly holding out from, and from that floor I came to a realization and became free. I have only given scars to other people. I now understand how my carelessness and selfish decisions hurt other people so I really want to say I'm sorry to those people. I'm sorry," he concluded.