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SNSD’s Taeyeon Reveals Story Behind Her Jonghyun’s Christmas Tree During Concert

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Jonghyun is always in Taeyeon’s and fans’ hearts.

On December 22-24, SNSD’s Taeyeon successfully held her Christmas concert titled TAEYEON SPECIAL LIVE – The Magic of Christmas Time at Kyung Hee University’s Grand Peace Palace.

Notably on the last day of the concert, Taeyeon unveiled the story behind a Christmas tree that was kept onstage during her three-day concert.

In one part of the concert when she was giving gifts to fans, some requested to have the tree on her stage. The singer said: “Let me keep this. This is a tree that a friend who recently embarked on a long journey gave me as a Christmas gift.”

Source: Kenh14.vn

She then revealed that the tree was from SHINee’s Jonghyun, saying: “I had kept it with me during three days of concert. He was a romantic, kind, and warm friend. Thanks to him, I will be able to keep shining with the tree even when it’s not Christmas.”

In tears, Taeyeon promised fans that she would keep singing: “I’ll make a promise. I’ll sing for a long, long time. I won’t go far. I’ll stay nearby, sing, and work hard on music. I will keep this promise.”

Shortly ahead of the December 24 concert, the SNSD leader also posted a photo of this Christmas tree onto her Instagram, writing: “Today is the last day of my concert. Merry Christmas.”

마지막공연날이네요 메리크리스마스

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Taeyeon and Jonghyun are known as close friends since they were trainees in SM Entertainment. The two had collaborated for various music projects and released many hit duets, namely “Breathe” and “Lonely.”

After Jonghyun’s sudden passing, Taeyeon posted a long heartfelt message to express her love for him, as well as her sorrow over this tragic loss.

그게 너고 또 다른 그 또한 너라고 해서 널 사랑하지 않을 사람은 없어. 널 무지 좋아하고 사랑하고 토닥여 주고싶고 한번이라도 더 안아주고 싶었어. 그게 내가 할 수 있는 일이었는데 이렇게 기회를 잃고 후회하고 있는 내가 너무 밉다. 너무 안타깝고 아깝고 소중한 우리 종현이. 전화해서 이름 부르면 당장이라도 하이톤으로 으응! 할것같은 우리 종현이 많이 보고싶어. 누나가 많이 못 안아줘서 미안해 사랑해 그리고 고마워. lonely 누나 생각하며 썼다는 그 과정을 다 기억해. 우린 비슷하잖아. 닮았고. 그 느낌들을 알잖아. 내 인생에 제일 특이하고 멋지고 훌륭한 아티스트 김종현 너무 많이 보고싶고 손잡아 주고싶다. 종현아 넌 최고야 너무 수고했어? 외롭지않게 해줄게.

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At Jonghyun’s funeral, Taeyeon could not hold back her grief, but broke out wailing.

Source: Yonhap News and TV Report

In related news, Taeyeon recently released her new album dubbed This Christmas – Winter is Coming on December 12. The album has swept iTunes charts in various countries, proving her international fame in the music industry.

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