K-pop idol group EXO's Baekhyun finally broke his silence on Thursday, a month after the idol admitted that he is dating Taeyeon of labelmate Girls' Generation.
"I know it is too late, but I am leaving a message here to apologise for disappointing and hurting you, my fans," Baekhyun wrote on his Instagram.
"I was not courageous enough to resolve misunderstanding or talk about my true feelings. I was afraid that you might feel that I am making excuses.... Maybe these words mean nothing to you anymore," the 22-year-old heartthrob said, explaining why he remained quiet about the issue.
Baekhyun's long-awaited apology came as a surprise to his fans because he stunned them with silence on his latest love scandal, in a stark contrast to his girlfriend Taeyeon who made an apology right away after the news broke in June.
"I am worried that I might regret that I posted this message and this disheartens you again… But I am still writing this to deliver how I really feel," the idol cautiously went on to say.
"It is my apology that I broke your heart. I am sorry about the misunderstandings."
At the end of the message, he vowed to do his best to make up for the distress he caused to his fans.
"I will do my best on stage and outside the stage. I will slowly get closer to you, my fans," he concluded.
On June 19, the idol couple went public about their romantic relationship after their pictures, supposedly on a date, were revealed by a local media outlet earlier that day.
Their fans, especially those who supported Baekhyun, expressed strong opposition and disappointment about the idols' new relationship, in part due to his recent promise to focus on EXO's activities without having a girlfriend.