I didn't think the anti-Sungmin fans would be able to make it this big of a deal but here we are :/
Sungmin posted this to his instagram and here is a rough translation:
Hello, It's been a long time since I've greeted all of you. First of all, I apologize for the inconvenience to many fans. Recently, there have been many bad stories and I am sorry that the answer is delayed. I am truely upset and sorry about that. In retrospect, I seem to have forgotten my position as an idol, who grew up with the love of many fans for over 10 years. I think that there should have been more communication [about my marriage]and more careful consideration. There were people who felt betrayed by misunderstandings and rumors. While I was in the army, I was looking forward to this new album every day. As a member of Super Junior, I want to be loved by Super Junior for a long time. Therefore, I think that it is the right decision to think of Super Junior in the current situation [with my controversy], to not participate with the team for this album. I did not want to make a fuss of this comeback because it is important for everyone, and because the Elves would not be able to cheer for us with sincerity. I am sorry for the fans who love me and support me but I think I need some more time and effort. Elves, please support this Super Junior's comeback with heartfelt sincerity.