Monsta X Fans Celebrate Wonho’s Birthday

Ever since Wonho left Monsta X in 2019, fans have continued to do their best to support him. The singer turned 27 years old on March 1, 2020, and for the past 48 hours Monsta X fans around the world have trended hashtags for the former band member’s birthday.

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Wonho left Monsta X in 2019

Monbebes were shocked in October 2019 when Wonho posted a handwritten letter on Monsta X’s fancafe.

“This is Wonho. First, I would like to apologize for not being able to keep the promise that I would only provide good memories to our fans and for causing them pain. Furthermore, I apologize for causing concern to many people due to my personal issues,” Wonho wrote in the letter according to a translation by Soompi.

In the letter, Wonho told fans that he would be leaving the group to keep his personal issues from affecting Monsta X’s reputation.

“I am announcing that I am leaving MONSTA X today. I am apologetic for causing harm to the members due to the unfortunate issues related to me. More than anything, I am sorry for disappointing my fans who believed in me. I have reached this decision after seeing many people having a hard time because of me. In addition to our members, I once again sincerely bow my head in apology to the fans who have believed in me and supported me,” he wrote.

Monsta X fans trended hashtags for Wonho’s birthday

Ever since Wonho left Monsta X, Monbebes have remained steadfast in supporting the singer. Over the past several months, fans have consistently trended hashtags and purchased billboards to show they want Wonho to return to the K-pop group. They have also vowed to always think of Monsta X as a septet.

On March 1, Monsta X fans trended multiple hashtags including #HappyBirthdayWonho, #HappyWonhoDay, and #HBDtoWONHO. With the hashtags, fans wrote encouraging messages to the former Monsta X member.

“I know I’m late but happy birthday to my sweet baby Wonho. I hope you’re seeing all this love from Monbebes who adore and miss you. I hope you’re happy and healthy. It’s not the same without you. #HBDtoWONHO #HappyBirthdayWonho,” one fan tweeted.

“Happy Birthday Wonho! We love and miss you so much, there isn’t really anything else to say… thank you for being such a beautiful person inside & out, making monbebes feel so loved every single day. The best for monbebe, that’s all you EVER wanted. #HappyBirthdayWonho,” wrote a Twitter user.

“Happy birthday baby Wonho. You deserve the world and you have done so much for monbebes! We will always cherish every moment you’ve spent with us and hope for the best in the future. We all love you ! Stay strong luv #HappyBirthdayWonho,” a fan tweeted.

“Happy Birthday, Wonho. I hope you had a good birthday and felt the love from all monbebe and your family. We can’t wait to see you again, and hope that it’s soon #weloveyouwonho #HappyBirthdayWonho @OfficialMonstaX @Official_MX_jp,” wrote a fan on Twitter.

The group just released a new album

On Feb. 14, Monsta X released All About Luv, their first English-language studio album. The album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, making it Monsta X’s first ever entry on the chart. This accomplishment also made Monsta X the third K-pop group to ever break into the top 10 spots on the Billboard 200.