EXO's Lay has shared a set of handwritten letters to fans, celebrating the group's 10th debut anniversary.
On April 8, 2022, Lay addressed his fans via a handwritten letter. In an Instagram post captioned “This decade is one of the greatest gifts I could’ve ever received.”, EXO member Lay Zhang, also known by his real name Zhang Yixing, has announced his departure from the entertainment giant SM Entertainment which is home to the group EXO Lay is a part of.
The letter is in English and holds the dear message of his journey as a member of EXO and as an employee of SM Entertainment. He promises to continue to be a family member of the group in China, It also mentions how Lay will continue to be Lay whenever his other members need him indicating his wishes to promote as a part of the group whenever required. He has closed off the letter with the signature EXO saying of ‘사랑하자’ that is saranghaja meaning “let’s love”.
In his letter, Lay wrote:
"Ten years of growth. Thank you all.
Thank you to my EXO brothers for your company and encouragement.
Thanks to my colleagues at SM for witnessing every step of my growth and achievement.
Thank you to all of my fans for your unconditional love and support.
It's time to say goodbye as an employee of SM.
It's also my new beginning as a 30-year old.
But I will always be the Lay when my members need me.
I'm your family member in China, Zhang Yixing.
Love you forever.
EXO, let's love."