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Voices from SS501's Hearts: Please Get Well Soon, President
Of late, many rumors centering around the issue of SS501's contracts have been circulating. Their existing exclusive contract will run till early June, and there has been much hearsay about whether they will disband or sign with other agencies, etc etc etc. However, no one can shed light on the final answer with certainty, not even SS501 themselves. It is rumored that they are all waiting for the recovery of the agency's president, so it is still uncertain about the five members' coming or going.
President Lee from DSP, the agency that sS501 is under, is currently still recovering from his operation in April when he had suffered from hemorrage. Lee's condition has resulted in a huge vacuum in the operations of the agency, things are at a stalemate. As such, DSP has been unable to confirm anything about SS501's contracts prior to the expiry of the existing contracts on 7th June. Many other major companies are vying for Kim Hyun Joong to join them, so they have initiated contacts (with SS501) to discuss about their contracts. Thus there are new topics and rumors in the showbiz circuit everyday.
Amidst all this, it is rumored that SS501's first choice (of their subsequent contracts) is to sign on with the currently bedridden Lee. No matter if one looks at the situation from the sentimental or logical angle, it appears to be appropriate that President Lee be given the first right of refusal. Currently, they are all waiting for President Lee to recover so that they can discuss in detail about whether they are staying or leaving (DSP). Info about this development has been recently obtained after speaking at length and in great depth with the SS501 members.
This related party has said on 19th, "Truth be told, nothing is concrete or firm right now. These few boys feel that it's only right that they give priority to the president when it comes to their future; after all, he was the one who had groomed them." He further revealed that, "The rumors circulating now are not just about the future movements of the group, there're also rumors about the members' solo careers, actually the members all feel extremely burdened."
According to this related party, SS501 has adopted the stance that they will release their album on 28th as planned, and will concentrate on the promotional activities for the album, and meanwhile, awaiting for President Lee to recover. Talk has it President Lee who has previously in a coma for almost two months is now slowly recovering.
Following the release of their new album, SS501 will have their official comeback on 4th June. As for President Lee who is now struggling with his health issues, not only was he the force behind SS501 propelling them to the peak, he is also an unfluential producer in the kpop industry.
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Group SS501 whose full contract will end in June have been involved in various rumours like disbanding, transferring to another company etc, but until their agency's CEO recovers from his condition, they will not be discussing anything of it.
SS501's agency company DSP Media's representative CEO Lee Ho Yeon underwent surgery in April due to hemorrhage and is currently in midst of recovery. With his situation now, the company is currently in a state of emptiness (literally), and what's with SS501 full contract expiring on June 7 and member KimHyunJoong already getting exploited by many huge agency companies one by one, thus igniting all kinds of guesses in the entertainment world.
To this, the involved party SS501 chose to show loyalty and courtesy till the end with regards to their CEO still lying in his bed and recovering. After their CEO improves with his condition, only then will they then discuss further about this directly with both parties.
This was revealed by a close personnel who recently held a long talk with SS501 members. This personnel said on the 19th, "Obviously we haven't had decided for anything yet up until now", "If we were to talk about this now, the members felt it wasn't reasonable to do it at such a time when their CEO of the company who raised them up is in such astate, and they are truly concerned about that".
He added, "Rumours revolving around each member's moves including the group itself has been becoming a huge burden", revealing how the members feel too.
If according to what this personnel has said, SS501 will be focusing on their promotional activities for new album that's to be released on 28th, and will be patiently waiting for CEO's recovery from his bed back up again.
SS501 will be having their full-scale comeback beginning June 4th with new album. Also they will be performing on the 22nd (Saturday) at Seoul Sangam-dong Worldcup Stadium for 2010 Dream Concert.