Ever since Kang Gary left Running Man, he has been making headlines. From the sudden marriage to his M.I.A status, many people have been hearing a lot about him, but not really knowing what’s going on.
Now, it seems like he has voiced out everything in hopes of clearing things up. In a recent interview, as translated by Allkpop, the rapper has expressed that he never intended to hide from the public at all.
In fact, he felt that he was just returning to his life prior to joining Running Man.
“To be honest, I didn’t think people will take it as me secluding myself. I thought I have given my farewell enough and I thought the public will also think that way.
“Also, when I decided to leave ‘Running Man’, I clearly expressed my thoughts to the members and they well respected my opinion.
“Of course, I understand why some may feel that I’ve secluded myself but when you really look at it, I’ve just returned to the ‘old me’.
“In the past, it was common for me to not leave the house for a month when preparing Leessang’s album. I’m living that way now but baby care and family have been added on to it.”
Well, many fans have been very curious too if there were any other reasons for his departure from Running Man aside for working on this music career.
Well, yes, there is. Surprisingly, Gary just felt like he wasn’t good enough anymore!
“I found myself wondering if I’m really doing my part well on ‘Running Man’. I worked hard but I couldn’t get rid of the thought that I might actually be causing harm.
“My character was running out and I believed there isn’t much I can show more, and that thought kept circulating in my mind.”
When asked about how he feels now after having left the show for some time, he said he definitely did not regret anything.
“And just look at ‘Running Man’ now. They’re with new members and aren’t they so funny? I’m very happy.
“There are no envious thoughts, regrets, or wish to go back. As I said earlier, I strongly had the thought that ‘I’m not doing well’ so I’m still sorry for that part.”
Nooo! Don’t feel bad! We all love you very much!
After leaving the world’s favourite variety show in late 2016, Gary has set out on doing what he truly wanted, which was to concentrate on his music.
Of course, after he got married and had a son on November 17, 2017, his life became quite different too.
“My life is 70% baby caring and 30% producing music. Honestly, I thought it would be easy to simultaneously do both but it’s not.”
But one thing that’s for sure, Gary doesn’t want to share his wife with the world at all.
“I want to mention my wife the least as possible. My wife and family have been hurt greatly due to rumours and malicious comments.
“I don’t care about malicious comments about me but when I saw bad comments about my wife, I couldn’t go to bed because it kept coming back to my mind at night.
“We did not have a lavish wedding. We’re just living happily while taking care of our baby just like any other couple.”
Gary and the missus are truly compatible as both of them aren’t the flashy wedding type of people. They both opted to just submit their marriage certificate and…that’s it.
They didn’t even do any sort of celebration at all as they both prefer it that way. Perhaps, it was because of this unorthodox procedure which truly gave the world a shock.
Usually, celebrities enjoy throwing weddings and inviting a large group of their celebrity friends, which ultimately leads to a high profile event.
Well, you do you, Kang Gary-ssi!
As for his future plans, he says he doesn’t have anything specific in the works yet, but he is definitely preparing something great for us in the future.
“I’ll focus on baby care and production and stand in front of everyone again with well-made, best outcome and music.”
We all can’t wait. All the best Mr. Gae 🙂