Amidst the heartbreak caused by the tragic death of ASTRO member Moonbin, JinJin, the leader of the group, made his first public appearance, demonstrating strength and resilience. Fans rallied together to offer their unwavering support and love to JinJin during this challenging time. On May 17, multiple media outlets reported on the press call for the musical adaptation of Dream High, where JinJin was set to participate alongside other notable actors and idols.
A Remarkable Leader: Celebrating JinJin’s Strength
JinJin, the leader of ASTRO, returned to the spotlight through his involvement in the musical adaptation of ‘Dream High.’ This marked his first project following the untimely passing of his fellow bandmate. Fans have been pouring out their heartfelt and encouraging messages to JinJin, standing by his side during this difficult period. During the press call for the musical on May 17, JinJin made a public appearance after a month-long hiatus. ‘Dream High’ is a highly anticipated production, based on the beloved K-drama of the same name, which featured renowned actors and idols in leading roles. JinJin took on the character of Jason, originally portrayed by Wooyoung from 2 PM, infusing the role with his own unique style. He shared a memorable line from his character in the musical, highlighting the importance of breaking down walls to pave the way forward.
Jinjin on taking on Show x Musical Dream High and debuting as a musical actor #진진
— Head empty, just Jinjin (@jinjinbrainrot) May 19, 2023
JinJin’s Reflections and Embracing New Challenges
During the press call, JinJin expressed his thoughts on his participation in the musical. He revealed that he had dedicated considerable effort, reminiscent of his trainee days, to prepare for this project. As a rapper, venturing into the world of musicals posed new challenges for him. Despite not explicitly mentioning Moonbin during the event, media sources noted that JinJin appeared cheerful in front of the audience. He expressed his gratitude for being part of such a remarkable production and emphasized that it was a worthwhile challenge.
AROHA Unites: An Outpouring of Support
While JinJin’s cheerful demeanor at the press call resonated with fans, they couldn’t help but sense the underlying pain and grief he carried due to Moonbin’s passing. JinJin’s genuine affection and warmth for his late bandmate were evident to fans, both during the event and in his heartfelt Instagram letter dedicated to Moonbin. AROHA, the ASTRO fandom, rallied together to show their unwavering support for JinJin. Through heartfelt messages, fan art, and social media trends, AROHA members expressed their love and solidarity with their leader. Their unity and unwavering dedication demonstrated the strong bond between ASTRO and their fans, fostering a positive and uplifting atmosphere during this trying time.