“Running Man” fans, we’ve got bad news to break to you.
The producers of “Running Man” have confirmed that Gary will be leaving the beloved TV show to focus on his music career.
According to reports on Korean media, the Leessang rapper had wanted to leave the show earlier this year, but was held back by staff and the other cast members. However, he recently stood his ground, and told them, “I want to spend more time on music, and I want to study it more.”
The production staff also expressed their gratitude towards Gary and wishes him the best in the future.
“The ‘Running Man’ producers decided to respect Gary’s decision to pursue his main field as a musician. We sincerely appreciate Gary who has given great effort for ‘Running Man’ as the original member for the past 7 years. Gary wishes to focus on his career as a musician, and we wish him the best.”
The episode on 31st October will be the last with Gary, and subsequent episodes in November and after that will continue without the rapper.
We’re heartbroken and will miss his pairing with Song Jihyo, the “Monday Couple”, but nevertheless, we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.