H.O.T Members Didn′t Think H.O.T Would Disband
Unable to get past the cursed five years, H.O.T broke up in 2001, but Moon Hee Jun revealed that none of the members thought H.O.T would break up.
In a recent recording on KBS’ Happy Together, the members of HotSechGodRG (H.O.T, Sechs Kies, g.o.d, NRG) came on as guests, talking about the good old times of first generation K-Pop.
Now able to reveal everything, former H.O.T leader, Moon Hee Jun talked about the time when H.O.T disbanded.
“At the time, none of the members knew that this one performance was going to be the last one,” shared Moon Hee Jun, explaining that H.O.T was surrounded by rumors of disbandment as its contract with SM Entertainment was coming to an end.
“We were currently in talks over renewling our contracts with our company and didn’t even think about disbandment,” continued Moon Hee Jun. “So we told our fans confidently, ‘we’re never going to break apart,’ but then our last stage happened.”
In the end, Kangta and Moon Hee Jun stayed with SM Entertainment while Tony Ah, Jang Woo Hyuk, and Lee Jae Won left the company to form their own group.
On the topic of disbandment, former Sechs Kies leader, Eun Ji Won also talked about the last stage of Sechs Kies at the 2000 Dream Concert. Sechs Kies sang the songs Bye and Will You Remember Me?.
“We never officially told our fans that it was going to be the last stage, but all the fans knew and supported us until the end,” said Eun Ji Won. “Even the fans, who were holding different color balloons, cheered us on and even cried with us, making me feel really moved.”
The episode will air on July 11.
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