#Kim HyunJoong ran away from home during 3rd year middle school and 1st year high school for music. <Photo provided by DSP Entertainment>
Being a member of school band ‘AXERS’ during middle school, Kim HyunJoong promoted to high school and prepared to be an entertainer. He was chosen to be a trainee when he was in year 1 and started the systematic training.
Even though he wanted to keep everything as a secret from his parents, but because the entertainment company requires the permission from the parents for underage trainees, he had no choice but to let his parents know. His mother mdm JungYeonMi recalled “I was working while the manager called in. He asked for the permission for HyunJoong to become a trainee but I told him ‘no’ immediately. I warned him not instigate these kids.”
However, Kim HyunJoong continued his life as a trainee and naturally it became more frequent to skip school. In the end, as he did not have enough attendance during the 2nd semester in year 1, the school contacted his parents that he had to stop school.
At the night after his father submitted the application to stop school. His father wasn’t able to control his anger and scolded Kim HyunJoong “From now on, you go and earn money to feed yourself”. In the reprimanding from his parents, Kim HyunJoong ran out from his house.
Kim HyunJoong also had another experience of running away from home during 3rd year middle school. He was given permission to participate in school band on the condition that he will do well in his studies, however when his results declined suddenly, his father smashed his guitar.
Kim HyunJoong who usually obeys his parents, ran away from home after seeing his guitar being smashed. He returned home again after 5 days. Kim HyunJoong who endured a lot of distress after running away from home said “Father, as long as you tell me not to leave home” and his father replied “Comeback home”.
After stopping school, Kim HyunJoong who was given the responsibility of handling his own things himself by his parents, started doing part-time jobs. He worked every evening at chicken shop, T family restaurant, etc. His mother revealed “Which parents in the world would feel good to see their own children working but not studying? It was a daily routine for me to go and watch over him working at T shop every night at 10 o’clock through the window panes before coming home. Just like that, I watch over HyunJoong for an hour everyday and cried.”
Kim HyunJoong himself also started to gradually regret about stopping school as time passes. However, it is no use crying over spilt milk. His mother who is unable to see him like this goes to the Office of Education and begged to be able to transfer to another school, and the following year, he was able to return to school as a student.
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