Fans of EXO can attest to the fact that if there’s any boy group who has been through highs and lows for the past two years, it has got to be EXO. While One Direction bade goodbye to one member, EXO saw the departure of three – one after another.

All three members who left were Chinese, so it’s not surprising that it could have taken a toll on Lay, the only remaining Chinese member in the band, given the fact that he was very close to the trio.

Last night, during their group’s comeback showcase that was broadcast on V app, Lay broke down when asked to relay a message to the members and his fans.

“This year hasn’t been an easy one for the members. What I want to say to the members is, ‘I’m sorry and I love you,’” he said before bursting into tears.

He quickly turned his back to the fans as he wept, before adding, “I did not forget about EXO.” When it seemed as though he couldn’t control his tears, he left the stage to collect his composure.

While Lay was backstage, Baekhyun said, “Lay has been busy with his schedule in China, so he hasn’t been able to be with us much. He doesn’t have to be apologetic about it, but he always tells us that he’s sorry. I think that’s why he’s crying.”

EXO is currently travelling around the world for their second tour, EXO PLANET #2 – The EXO’luXion, while Lay is juggling his schedule in China, including movie filming and appearances on various variety shows.

EXO will be in Singapore for EXO PLANET #2 – The EXO’luXion on 9 and 10 January 2016.

EXO PLANET #2 – The EXO’luXion – in SINGAPORE
Date: Saturday, 09th January 2016 and Sunday, 10th January 2016
Time: 18:00 (Sat) / 15:30 (Sun)
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Ticket prices: $288 (Standing) / $288 (Seating) / $268 / $238 / $188 / $168 / $128

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