On the 22nd, Yoochun shared on his Twitter, “There is one number on my phone that will never pick up no matter how many times I call,” causing fans to speculate that he was in mourning over his father.
Yoochun then tweeted on the 26th, “When I drink alcohol, I think of him. Even though I haven’t accomplished anything, I wonder if he can hear me when I’m being noticed by the public. I feel so sorry for leaving him there by himself [when he passed away].”
He later added, “I want the tears to stop,” and “I know this is a feeling that everyone goes through in life, but how could it hurt this bad.”
His father, who suffered from a chronic illness, passed away on March 14th. At the time, the JYJ member had just completed a tour in Southeast Asia and was returning to Korea, which made him unable to reach his father’s side before he passed.
Fans responded, “I’m tearing up looking at your messages,” “I don’t what words to say to console you,” and “I’m sure [your father] will be happy knowing that you remember the happy memories you’ve shared together.”