Jonghyun can rarely been seen in public ever since he injure his ankle ligaments last year. He holds a birthday party with their fans and also with the other members of the group. He also posted a heartwarming message to the official website of SHINee, it reads, â€œHello, this is bling-bling Jonghyun. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes^^ Iâ€™ve received birthday wishes last year, and even the year before that, but they feel different every year Itâ€™s been a while since we met.. hee Letâ€™s continue to meet from here on out ^^â€
Many fans had already shared their feelings and expressed, â€œWe miss Jonghyun oppaâ€, â€œgood to hear that he is fineâ€, â€œhe is so sweet, hope to see him with other SHINee members performing againâ€ and there was also â€œFighting Kim Jonghyun oppa!â€
November 2010, Sm Entertainment revealed that SHINeeâ€™s Jonghyun alongside with TRAXâ€™s Jay, Super Juniorâ€™s Kyuhyun and rookie singer Jino will be forming a project group entitled as SM the Ballad. The theme of the group will focus in ballad rather than those of pop and R&B music. On November 29 of the said year, the group had released their debut album named â€œMiss You: and they had debuted a day before on SBSâ€™s Inkigayo. They had also promoted another single coming from the album, â€œHot Timesâ€
The lead vocal of the group, Jonghyun has been also a part of the 20 idols coming from the various South Korean groups that had recorded the song â€œLetâ€™s Goâ€ for the reason of increasing the public participation in 2010 G-20 Seoul Summit. He had joined vocals with his label-mates Super Juniorâ€™s Sungmin, Girlâ€™s Generation Seohyun and f(x)â€™s Luna. Â And on October 26, 2010, the biggest news in his life has been revealed, their company, SM Entertainment confirmed that Kim Jonghyun is dating the actress Shim Se-kyeong, this news ended up with so many happenings, there are some fans who didnâ€™t like and there are some who accepted it.