FTISLAND’s Minhwan Apologizes For Throwing Dangerous Pitch While Holding His Son

On June 8, FTISLAND’s Minhwan threw the first pitch at the baseball game between the Hanhwa Eagles and the LG Twins that took place at the Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium.

Minhwan is currently a regular on the show “Mr. House Husband” with Yulhee, his wife, and their young son, Jaeyul (nicknamed Jjangi). Minhwan first sang the national anthem at the game with Yulhee and Jaeyul by his side, and then threw the first pitch while holding his son in a baby carrier.

However, after the Hanhwa Eagles uploaded the video of the pitch online, people became concerned that the baby’s neck might have suffered a shock due to Minhwan’s fast twisting of his upper body during the pitch.

On June 9, Minhwan posted an apology on his personal Instagram.

Hello, this is Choi Minhwan.

I apologize for making many people worry about my first pitch at the baseball game between LG and Hanhwa because it could have been dangerous for the baby.

This was my first time being invited to throw the first pitch, and I was happy to think that I could share such an honor with my son. Before I went up to throw the pitch, I practiced a lot and thought a lot about how I could throw a pitch that would suit the moment and also be safe. In the end, due to my carelessness, it could have been dangerous for my baby, and I’m sorry for causing many people to worry about this.

As a father who loves his baby more than anyone else in the world, I will do my best to make sure that my child grows up safe and healthy. I apologize once again for causing problems.

The Hanhwa Eagles have since deleted the video of the pitch.

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안녕하세요 최민환입니다. 얼마 전 한화와 LG의 야구경기에서 시구하는 과정에 있어 아기가 위험할수도 있었을 부분에 대해 걱정을 끼친 많은 분들에게 사과드립니다. 이런 영광스러운 자리에 아들과 함께 할 수 있다는 생각에 기뻤습니다. 시구 하러 올라가기 전까지도 어떤 방법으로 시구를 하는 것이 가장 이 자리에 어울리면서도 안전할까 연습도 많이하고 이런저런 고민도 많았습니다. 결론적으로 저의 부주의로 인해 아이가 위험할수있었고, 이런 일로 많은 분들에게 걱정을 끼친 점에 대해 사과드립니다. 세상에서 누구보다 짱이를 사랑하는 아빠로서 아이가 안전하고 건강하게 자랄 수 있도록 최선을 다하겠습니다. 논란을 일으킨 점 다시 한번 죄송합니다.

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