On May 24, SME sent a press release, confirming his DUI and announcing Kangin‘s hiatus:
“This is SM Entertainment.
Kangin’s DUI accident is true. He went to the police station this afternoon after being contacted and was investigated at the scheduled time.
Kangin is deeply reflecting after this incident. He’ll be taking time to reflect and stopping all entertainment-related activities.
Once again, we sincerely apologize for causing worry.”