On July 17, Park Yoochun wrote a personal apology to his fans on his Instagram account. The account was reportedly revealed to the public through his fianceé Hwang Ha Na’s Instagram account.
“I can say nothing else…” the apology read. “I am very sorry to everyone. I wanted to tell everyone I’m sorry… but I couldn’t think how… I had no confidence either… Really… I’m so sorry I could die… I’m very sorry… Even if you hurt your body every day… and cried… could it hurt more than the scars I’ve given you? I’m sorry… I hate having headlines pop up on portal sites… But even so this is too late… I’m sorry… Not long ago I was in communication with Darakbang… I told him honestly… that I wanted to try to get up again. But… I think that it’s not up to me whether I get a fresh start… I’m just really sorry… In a lot of headlines there was news was hearing for the first time too… But I couldn’t stop those rumors in their tracks. I am always feeling sorry to everyone. I dearly hope for the day where I can see you all directly and show you how I feel… And about my marriage… I’m sorry that I couldn’t tell everyone beforehand. I didn’t even apologize… It was hard to tell everyone. I ask for your understanding. Every day I’ve been enduring this as best I can… Everyone else must have endured a lot too… I’m sorry and thank you. I really really hope I can greet you all in person some day… Please support Ha Na and me… Once again, I’m sorry.”
On July 18, his fiancée Hwang Ha Na also posted a message on her personal Instagram. “I didn’t want to post something like this but this will be the first and last time,” she said. “I think everyone is too selfish. Does the world revolve around you? Have you ever tried to change your perspective? When you tear someone apart and curse them out, what if it was you or your family or the people you love?”
She continued, “How long does someone have to constantly be on their guard and live hiding away from the world? Do you believe all the rumors and headlines to be true? You don’t know how people feel inside. Do we have to live while accepting that we’ve been misunderstood? To want to speak out but have to hold it in? I don’t know.”
She went on to write her own apology, stating, “All the things I’ve done wrong, I sincerely apologize for. I will live trying to be kind to others.” However, she spoke out strongly against malicious comments targeting the people around her. “If I do something wrong, I will apologize and it’s fine if you curse me out. But don’t curse out the people around me. If you hate me, just look away […] Just focus on the person around you and live happily while looking at good things… It probably causes stress to people who hate me to look at me… So it’s just better to not look.”
Meanwhile, Park Yoochun is currently serving in the army as a public service officer and will be discharged this August.