By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - Super Junior member Kangin will be returning to the boy band after two years and nine months through his participation in their new album.
SM Entertainment confirmed that Kangin will be part of Super Junior's sixth album, his first activity after being discharged from the Korean military last April.
|(From left) Kangin at the police station in 2009, his discharge from the army and his recent photo taken in May (Photos by www.newsen.com and Kangin's Twitter)|
The album will be released in July and will feature a dance track. Super Junior released their last studio album, "Mr. Simple," in August 2011, which eventually sold 500,000 copies.
Fans are excited to see Kangin resume his being member of Super Junior.
The new album will serve as Kangin's comeback and also the boy band's leader Leeteuk's last album before he enlists in the army this year.
Kangin enlisted in the army in July 2010 following his involvement in assault, hit-and-run and drunk driving cases in Korea in 2009.
In September 2009, Kangin was involved in a brawl outside a bar in Gangnam, Seoul. The prosecutor's office dropped Kangin's case in view of his clean record.
After a month, he was involved in a drunk driving and hit-and-run incident.
Kangin was driving a rented car in Gangnam when he hit a taxi on Oct. 16, 2009. Because of the impact, the taxi hit another taxi. The drivers and passengers were not hurt.
Kangin fled the crime scene and surrendered to the police six hours later. His blood alcohol level resulted in the suspension of his driver's license.
He was ordered to come back to the police station on the same day but he failed. He was booked for driving under the influence (DUI) and hit-and-run.
He was eventually meted a fine amounting to 8 million won (about P293,000) and the case did not go to trial.
SM Entertainment suspended Kangin from Super Junior.
“I have nothing to say but say sorry thousands of times. I should have been more cautious but I'm really sorry for disappointing you again,” Kangin said in his apology.
SM Entertainment also apologized for the incident.
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