SM Entertainment has been going through a tough time of late. Along with the news of Jessica leaving Girls’ Generation, and the death of Lee Soo Man‘s wife, it has now been revealed that Key‘s grandmother passed away on his birthday.
Key posted on his Instagram on October 5th, “To everyone who cares about me and my team, hello. This is Key. I don’t know how to say this, but.. I wasn’t able to participate during the Japanese promotions on the 24th due to personal problems. My grandmother passed away on the 23rd. She took care of me with love when I was growing up, so I am still in shock over the fact and can’t believe that she is gone, However, I felt that it was wrong to tell this news through a company announcement ahead of SMTOWN and the first concert of the tour, so I am just telling you this now. I know that my grandmother was watching me from heaven and will continue strongly through the rest of the tour…Please support me and I will see you with a smiling face! Thank you.”
It’s well known that Key was raised by his grandmother, and he even revealed during an episode of “Strong Heart” that when he went to Seoul, she gave him a tearful note and allowance money. According to him, his grandmother had a very good sense for music and she supported him a lot during difficult times.
We from Officially Kmusic offer our sincere regards to Key and for those who were close to his grandmother.
Source: Key’s Instagram
Edited by: Laura Dees