Who is Kim Rowoon? SF9 member leaves group | Fans React

Rowoon leaves SF9 to pursue acting

K-pop boy group SF9’s member Rowoon is well known for his acting as much as for his singing and performance. After completing seven years in the industry and garnering acclamation, many people were eager to know how he would proceed. This wait is finally over as the star announced his plans with his agency, FNC Entertainment. Read ahead to find out about the star and his contract renewal.

Rowoon leaves SF9 to focus on solo activities and acting

The talented third-generation boy group SF9 debuted in 2016 and recently completed the terms of their contract in September 2023 after seven successful years. As per the announcement of their managing agency, FNC Entertainment, the eight members, namely, Youngbin, Inseong, Jaeyoon, Dawon, Zuho, Yoo Taeyang, Hwiyoung, and Chani will continue after contract renewal.

Rowoon pens a letter to fans

The singer-turned-actor reached out to his fans with a heartfelt handwritten letter following the news of his contract changes. Rowoon admits feeling scared and shares that over the past years, he has become focused on being active, trying new things, and remaining strict with himself.

  • He also shared feeling frustrated that he couldn’t address everything whenever small or big misunderstandings occurred, but he hoped that his sincerity would reach the fans one day. He knows his fans might understand him, but he is still sensitive and wishes to clarify things.
  • The idol-actor further stated that there were times when he decided to hide himself instead of coming out and refuting things. Lastly, he apologizes to the fans for disappointing them with his complacent attitude and promises to do better with the new changes.

Who is Rowoon?

Kim Seok-woo, better known as Rowoon, is a 27-year-old K-pop singer who debuted in the nine-member boy group SF9 in 2016. Following his success with the group, the star began to pursue his acting ambitions with television series like Extraordinary You, She Would Never Know, King’s Affection, and Tomorrow.

  • Currently, he is playing the lead in the JTBC drama Destined With You alongside Jo Bo Ra, Ha Jun, and Yura. The drama follows the tale of a romance that suffers after Shin Yu (Rowoon) is cursed from a forbidden book that was sealed for over 300 years.
  • Following the contract renewal, the star will focus more on his acting career. Fans can expect to meet the star on the small and big screens as he takes up various projects furthering his horizons as an actor.

Fans react

The fans of SF9 expressed their happiness for the group’s contract renewal while also extending their understanding of Rowoon’s decision. However, they also felt a bit sad to see him leave the group instead of doing both.


  • Overall, fans wish to see all the members be happy with their work. They mentioned that even if they might feel a bit sad as they have to say goodbye to the K-pop idol Rowoon, they will continue supporting all the members ahead in whatever path they choose to embark on.

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