Lee Hong Gi Exposes FTISLAND’s Secret to Success After Choi Jong Hoon Departure

In a recent revelation on ‘VIVO TV,’ Lee Hong Gi of FTISLAND shared candid insights into the band’s current dynamics, revealing a stark improvement in unity since the departure of former member Choi Jong Hoon. Hong Gi reflected on past conflicts, highlighting the band’s journey towards present harmony.

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During the coversation, Lee Hong Gi reminisced about the early days of FTISLAND, acknowledging past disagreements that sometimes extended to trivial matters like meal choices. However, he emphasized that such conflicts are now a thing of the past, attributing the positive change to the current trio’s strong bond.

Lee Hong Gi Exposes FTISLAND's Secret to Success After Choi Jong Hoon Departure
Lee Hong Gi Exposes FTISLAND’s Secret to Success After Choi Jong Hoon Departure
(Photo : SBS news)
Lee Hong Gi Exposes FTISLAND's Secret to Success After Choi Jong Hoon Departure
Lee Hong Gi Exposes FTISLAND’s Secret to Success After Choi Jong Hoon Departure
(Photo : SBS news)

“We used to fight a lot in the past,” Hong Gi admitted, “but now, we’re all good.” He credited the streamlined decision-making process within the band, noting, “There are only three of us now, and we get along really well.”

Addressing the impact of Choi Jong Hoon’s absence, Lee Hong Gi expressed gratitude towards his current bandmates for their support and collaborative spirit. “They’re really great guys,” he remarked, “there’s a lot of positive interaction.”

Lee Hong Gi Exposes FTISLAND's Secret to Success After Choi Jong Hoon Departure
Lee Hong Gi Exposes FTISLAND’s Secret to Success After Choi Jong Hoon Departure
(Photo : SBS news)

FTISLAND, originally debuting as a five-member group in 2007, underwent significant changes over the years, particularly following the departures of Choi Jong Hoon and Song Seung-hyun. Choi Jong Hoon’s involvement in the Burning Sun scandal resulted in legal repercussions, leading to his departure and subsequent imprisonment.

Lee Hong Gi’s comments shed light on FTISLAND’s resilience and adaptation amidst challenges, showcasing a renewed sense of camaraderie and focus on their musical journey.

You can watch the full video here.