Super Junior’s Kim Heechul will sit out their group’s upcoming concert series “Super Show 8” and music show promotions.
On August 30, Label SJ announced Kim Heechul will not be participating in the concert and music show promotions of the group’s 9th album. Their official statement reads:
Hello, this is Label SJ.
We would like to tell you about Super Junior’s ninth album, which is due to be released in the second half of this year, and “Super Show 8” that will be held at Olympic Stadium in Seoul from October 12-13.
Eight members, including Leeteuk, Yesung, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Choi Siwon, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun, will be participating in “Super Show 8.” Kim Heechul will be in the content for the ninth album as well as the variety show, but after sufficient discussion with the members, he decided not to participate in “Super Show 8” and the music show promotions for the ninth album.
It is difficult for Kim Heechul to continuously perform on stage with his current leg condition, so please understand our decision.
Elfs, most especially Heechul’s Petals will still be able to hear his voice as he is very much involved and part of their 9th full length album which will soon be released coinciding with the announcement of their concert tour.