Big Bang: K-pop star bow out of showbiz amid sex bribery claims

One of South Korea’s most successful boy band stars has announced his retirement from showbiz a day after he was charged with supplying prostitutes to business investors.

Seungri will be leaving the five piece group big bang, who has sold over 140 million records since their 2006 debut.

Seungri whose real name is Lee Seunghyun, had already cancelled all planned engagements in February and the March shows of his solo tour.

He apologised to his fans and promised to sincerely participate in investigations into all allegations.

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