Sungmin will not be joining Super Junior's long-awaited comeback.
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It was previously announced Sungmin would be absent for the upcoming'SMTOWN Live World Tour VI' concerts in Korea and Japan due to fan objections, and Label SJof SM Entertainmenthas now confirmed he will not be a part of Super Junior's comeback promotions either.
On July 6, Label SJ released an official statement saying, "Label SJ will respect Sungmin's decision to not take part IN Super Junior's upcoming album. Super Junior are a group created with member flexibility in mind, and they've received a lot of love due to their new and different units of groups. Currently, Super Junior are preparing with the goal to release their comeback album this October, and the company is doing its best for Super Junior to have more developed promotions than previously. Though Sungmin won't be joining the album promotions, Label SJ will support him in all other ways."