On June 24th, it was revealed on via Twitter that JWK Entertainment‘s boy group LU4US would be adding a new member to the group’s line up: Kim Jonghyo, a former LC9 and CIRCUS CRAZY member.
According to the statement, it was after long discussions with the members about the development of LU4US that lead to the recruitment of a new member. The news comes a few months after the departure of member Haewon who retired from the K-pop industry earlier this year.
Best known by his former stage names J-Hyo in LC9 and Kizo in CIRCUS CRAZY, Jonghyo first debuted as an idol in 2013 and recently returned from completing his military service.
LU4US’s Donghyeon and Choi posted a video on Twitter informing fans of the news, while member Kyungjin is still serving in the military.
Jonghyo later posted a video introducing himself as the fourth member of LU4US, expressing his hopes to fans that they can be happy together, although it will be a while before they can meet due to COVID-19.
The group is currently preparing and working hard for when they are able to meet with fans again.
How do you feel about LU4US adding a new member? Are you excited to see Jonghyo debut in another group? Were you a fan of LC9 or CIRCUS CRAZY? Let us know your thoughts by tweeting to @whatthekpop1 on Twitter!
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MEDIA: JWK Entertainment