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Lucas withdraws from NCT and WayV, as announced by SM Entertainment

NCT will now continue as 22 members, and Wayv with 6 members.

On May 10, 2023, SM Entertainment released an official statement regarding Lucas. The agency detailed that the artist will be departing NCT and WayV following careful discussions between them and Lucas.

SM Entertainment also said that Lucas will be focusing on his “solo endeavors,” implying that the former NCT and WayV member will be debuting as a solo artist in the future.

Lucas also announced his departure from the two groups on his personal Instagram account with a handwritten letter. The letter reads as follows:

“Hello, this is Lucas.

Today, I have an important announcement to share with you.

After much deliberation and reflection, I have made the difficult decision to part ways with the group NCT and WayV. I sincerely feel sorry for the members, and it is with a heavy heart that I leave behind a long-standing friendship. It has been nearly 8 years since I first joined the members, and I am deeply grateful for their care and support. I will cherish these memories and never forget. I hope that the members will remember me as Huang Xuxi, not just Lucas. I genuinely love them and will always support them from the bottom of my heart.

It took considerable time for me to reach this decision, and I believe this is the right decision for the good of all. Moving forward, I intend to muster the courage to face the fans who have been waiting for me and to pursue individual endeavors. I believe the best way to repay the fans who support me is by continuing to deliver outstanding performances.
I will strive to become a more mature Huang Xuxi and an even better Lucas.

Lastly, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the fans and everyone who has continually supported me.”

The news itself shocked the K-Pop stan community, most especially Lucas’ fans who have been calling for updates regarding his future activities in NCT and WayV.

Others were bringing back memories of NCT2020, the former member’s last activity with the entirety of NCT. Lumis also welcomed Lucas’ new and future activities, and have pledged their support for him.

At the same time, other fans were “celebrating” the news, especially how they have been calling for his removal from the group.

Best wishes to the new beginnings of Lucas!


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