Big Bang's Seungri announces retirement amid controversy


Posted at Mar 11 2019 05:39 PM

Seungri, a member of Korean boy group Big Bang, took to social media to announce his retirement from the entertainment industry.

This, amid the police investigation over allegations that he solicited prostitutes for foreign men investing in his business back in 2015.

On Monday, Seungri (born Lee Seung-hyun) posted a message on his personal Instagram account, expressing his intent to retire.


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He also thanked all the fans for their support for the past 10 years.

Seungri's agency, YG Entertainment, has yet to release a statement about the issue.

The Korean star is in the middle of an investigation on allegations that he solicited prostitutes for investors for his businesses.

He was also tagged in the investigation on Burning Sun for drug abuse and sexual abuse.

The club closed down earlier this month. 

Seungri had apologized for the scandal during one of of the legs of his current tour, which included a stop in Manila in January.

He is expected to start his mandatory military service on March 25 as an active duty soldier.