Watch: EXO’s Kai Tearfully Addresses His Late Father On Stage At Concert

EXO’s Kai sent his late father a heartfelt message at the group’s concert on July 15.

Starting on July 13, EXO held a three-day encore concert in Seoul for their “EXO PLANET #4 — The EℓyXiOn” world tour. On the final day of the concert, Kai took a moment to directly address his father, who passed away in May of this year.

At the end of the concert, Kai remarked, “The three-day concert is now over. I had so much fun, and it was such an enjoyable and happy time. Although I say this all the time, I think that just being able to sing and dance in front of you and the fact that we’re able to stand on stage is a precious and joyous thing.”

He then announced, “I have something I want to say. I started dancing for the first time when I was nine years old and in the second grade of elementary school. My parents held my hand and took me to dance class, and so I was able to dance. It was thanks to my parents that I was able to learn the joy of dancing, able to learn the meaning of happiness, and able to sing and dance here in front of all of you. It’s all thanks to my parents.”

Kai teared up as he continued, “I think that all of these things began from those small starting points in my childhood, which eventually led me here. So I just wanted to say one thing here [on stage], because I think this is the most precious and meaningful place for me. Can I say it?”

After the fans loudly voiced their assent, Kai turned his eyes upward and said, “Father, I love you.”

Watch a brief fan-taken video of the emotional moment below:

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