SHINee’s Key was recently guested on I Live Alone and while talking heart to heart with his close friend Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon the topic of Jonghyun came up.
A few years back Jonghyun, unfortunately, passed away and the topic went viral for around many years. Key opened up regarding the matter and he mentioned his love for Jonghyun during a winning speech for “Don’t Call Me” recently.
In the speech, Key revealed his emotions behind the speech, to Taeyeon. He said, “Until that moment, I hated how the topic became a taboo that people shouldn’t bring up. So I hope everyone will know now that I am okay, and that it is okay to miss him, that we need him and miss him. That was how I sincerely and honestly felt. Previously, when I received questions about Jonghyun, I tried to avoid them. It felt that people were making use of it, that they were hoping for me to cry. But I thought that there would come a day where I’d just (be able to) talk about it. It suddenly just came out of my mouth.”
Key revealed that it was completely not planned during the speech to mentioned Jonghyun. key added that he always had it in the back of his head that their happiest moments were when all members were together so he ended up mentioning Jonghyun.
We’re sure Jonghyun is looking over them from heaven!