Oh Won Bin, who left the group FT Island last month, had his last appearance on stage as part of FT Island for the last time.
FT Island had their ‘FT Island Mini Live & Fan meeting 2009 - The One’ in Tokyo Shinagawa Hotel on the 10th.
The members had a mini live performances of 7 songs including ‘Soyogi’. And member Choi Min Hwan who is in the midst of filming a drama couldn’t be present but he sent his encouragements through a video recording.
And maknae Lee Jae Jin had spoken in Japanese on behalf of Oh Won Bin, “Oh Won Bin has decided to left our team after our Busan concert. We have a new member and we are in the midst of working on a new album.”
“With whatever road that WonBin will choose ahead, and also FT Island moving ahead with our new member - we hope that everyone will continue to support WonBin and FT Island.”
And Oh WonBin did a solo stage on the song ‘A Song For You’.
After the song ended, WonBin had kept his head low and encouragements like ‘Don’t cry’ and ‘Hwaiting WonBin’ can be heard from fans. Some of the fans had also teared at the scene.
Oh WonBin said, “I’m so sorry. I am so sorry for not being able to be with my FT Island members and with you fans.”
“But today, I had wanted to see you ‘Primadonna’ so I came to Japan with FT Island. This is my decision after I had thought through a lot and after having to talked through it with other members. There has been rumours that my relationship with the new member being on bad terms, but they are not true.”
Hardly trying to talk through his tears, Oh WonBin said, “Lastly, I want to perform a song that I really like.” And he performed ‘Ma Joong’ from FT Island’s debut album ‘Cheerful Sensibility’. After which, the other members had also went on to the stage and they performed ‘The One’.
Leader Choi Jung Hoon was also caught tearing during the fan meeting.
Meanwhile, FT Island will release a new minialbum ‘Jump Up’.