'Hawaii Five-0' star Daniel Dae Kim breaks silence about leaving the hit show

Daniel Dae Kim is finally speaking out after news broke last week that he and actress, Grace Park, will not be returning to hit CBS show "Hawaii Five-0" next season after rumored salary negotiations broke down.

Kim, 48, wrote about the emotional exit in a Facebook post on Monday.

"Though I made myself available to come back, CBS and I weren't able to agree to terms on a new contract, so I made the difficult choice not to continue," wrote Kim, who was on the show for seven seasons.

"I'm so sorry we won't be continuing this journey together," he added.

Kim and Park's exits were announced last week. The two were reportedly offered were offered new salary contracts that were 10-15% less than what series stars Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan are paid, according to Variety.

Kim stepped around the salary negotiation question in his post, but did partially reference that it was a factor in his exit by saying "The path to equality is rarely easy. But I hope you can be excited for the future. I am."

Kim reportedly has several big projects coming in the future, but his presence on "Five-0" will certainly be missed. During the first seven season of the CBS reboot, Kim played Lt. Chin Ho Kelly, a member of the elite Five-0 task force. Kelly suffered many losses, including the death of his wife, throughout the show and Kim always managed to play the role with depth and sincerity.

"As an Asian American actor, I know first-hand how difficult it is to find opportunities at all, let alone play a well developed, three dimensional character like Chin Ho," he said. "I will miss him sincerely."

Park, who played Officer Kono Kalakaua and Kelly's cousin, is also exiting. At the end of the seventh season, Park's character was seen flying to Las Vegas to try and track down a sex trafficking ring.

"Hawaii Five-0" will return in the fall for an eighth season.

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'Hawaii Five-0' cast through the years
HONOLULU - FEBRUARY 12: Flashlight When Mac and the team travel to Hawaii to aid in earthquake relief efforts, they team up with Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Kono (Grace Park) from the Five-0 task force to rescue a group of government scientists trapped in a building. However, as they work on the complicated rescue, a group using the chaos as a distraction aims to steal the top-secret weaponry from the scientists, on a special crossover episode of MACGYVER, Friday, March 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Grace Park, George Eads, Daniel Dae Kim, Lucas Till. (Photo by Norman Shapiro/CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - JANUARY 30: 'Huikau n makau a n lawai'a' -- Five-0 helps PI Harry Brown (guest star William Forsythe) work the case of a kidnapped wealthy woman whose husband may have something to hide. Also, Rachel tells Danny that she is getting a divorce from Stan, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, March 31 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.Pictured left to right: Alex O'loughlin as Steve McGarrett, Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua and Robert Gant as Thomas Stratham. ('Huikau n makau a n lawai'a' is Hawaiian for 'The Fishhooks of the Fishers Become Entangled'). (Photo by Norman Shapiro/CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - DECEMBER 13: 'Ua ho'i ka '�Âpua i Awalua' -- As Max prepares to say goodbye to his Five-0 ohana, they must investigate a murder during a police convention on the Island, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jimmy Buffett returns as Frank Bama. Pictured left to right: Willie Garson as Gerard Hirsch, Tailor Grubbs as Grace Williams, Chi McBride as Lou Grover, Scott Caan as Danny 'Danno' Williams, Alex O'loughlin as Steve McGarrett, Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua and Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly. ('Ua ho'i ka '�Âpua i Awalua' is Hawaiian for 'The Clouds Always Return to Alawua') Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - DECEMBER 13: 'Ua ho'i ka '�Âpua i Awalua' -- As Max prepares to say goodbye to his Five-0 ohana, they must investigate a murder during a police convention on the Island, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jimmy Buffett returns as Frank Bama. Pictured left to right: Alex O'loughlin as Steve McGarrett, Scott Caan as Danny 'Danno' Williams, and Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly. ('Ua ho'i ka '�Âpua i Awalua' is Hawaiian for 'The Clouds Always Return to Alawua') Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - DECEMBER 13: 'Ua ho'i ka '�Âpua i Awalua' -- As Max prepares to say goodbye to his Five-0 ohana, they must investigate a murder during a police convention on the Island, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jimmy Buffett returns as Frank Bama. Pictured: Scott Caan as Danny 'Danno' Williams. ('Ua ho'i ka '�Âpua i Awalua' is Hawaiian for 'The Clouds Always Return to Alawua') Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - NOVEMBER 21: 'Ka 'aelike' -- Five-0 races to find Chin before he is executed by a Mexican cartel. Also, Grover goes undercover as a car salesman only to discover that the murder victim at the dealership was way in over his head, on HAWAII FIVE-0,Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Londyn Silzer as Sara and Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly. ('Ka 'aelike' is Hawaiian for 'The Deal') Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - NOVEMBER 21: 'Ka'ili aku' -- Five-0 races to Mexico where Chin puts his life on the line after his niece Sara (Londyn Silzer) is kidnapped, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Dec. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Duane 'Dog' Chapman returns as himself and George Takei returns as Chin's Uncle Choi. Pictured: Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly. ('Ka'ili aku' is Hawaiian for 'Snatchback'). Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - OCTOBER 17: 'Ke Ku 'Ana' -- When a cache of guns is stolen from a gun range, Five-0 discovers the culprit is intent on making a dramatic and potentially deadly statement on gun violence. Also, Kono and Adam are finally reunited when he is released from prison, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua and Chi McBride as Lou Grover. ('Ke Ku 'Ana' is Hawaiian for 'The Stand'). (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - OCTOBER 11: 'He Moho Hou' -- When FBI Profiler Alicia Brown (Claire Forlani) finds a body in her bed, she is forced to join McGarrett in the hunt for the chess-piece killer. Also, Kono reconnects with a former surfing competitor (Kanya Sesser), who is now a disabled and homeless war vet, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Elizabeth R�hm also guest stars as a police psychiatrist, Dr. Madison Gray. ('He Moho Hou' is Hawaiian for 'New Player') Pictured: Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua. (Photo by Norman Shapiro/CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - OCTOBER 11: 'Ka Luhi' -- Five-0 investigates the 10-year-old cold case of a missing teen when a boy suffering from PTSD undergoes hypnosis and realizes he may have witnessed her murder. Also, Danny's sister, Bridget (guest star Missy Peregrym), visits Oahu for a business conference, and he suspects that she may be getting too close to a co-worker, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Dec. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett and Scott Caan as Danny 'Danno' Williams. ('Ka Luhi' is Hawaiian for 'The Burden'). (Photo by Norman Shapiro/CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - OCTOBER 11: 'Ka Luhi' -- Five-0 investigates the 10-year-old cold case of a missing teen when a boy suffering from PTSD undergoes hypnosis and realizes he may have witnessed her murder. Also, Danny's sister, Bridget (guest star Missy Peregrym), visits Oahu for a business conference, and he suspects that she may be getting too close to a co-worker, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Dec. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett and Scott Caan as Danny 'Danno' Williams. (Photo by Norman Shapiro/CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - SEPTEMBER 27: ''Elua la ma Nowemapa' -- When a conspiracy theorist with compelling evidence that JFK's cabinet ordered his assassination is murdered, Five-0 investigate's one of history's most notorious unsolved mysteries, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett and Jorge Garcia as Jerry Ortega. (''Elua la ma Nowemapa' is Hawaiian for 'Two Days in November'). (Photo by Norman Shapiro/CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - OCTOBER 10: 'Ka hale ho'okauweli' -- On Halloween, Five-0 investigates the murder of a medium with a checkered past who was apparently scared to death by a poltergeist. Also, Kono and Adam are kidnapped by what appears to be a death cult, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - JANUARY 28: 'Kahania' -- McGarrett and Odell come under siege in Odell's barbershop when they try to protect a young man who is being hunted down by a gang. Also, Jerry is wrongfully accused of committing a series of home invasions, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, March 13 (9:00-10:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett and Michael Imperioli as Odell Martin Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - APRIL 1: 'A make kaua' -- On the eve of Kono's wedding to Adam, Five-0 learns that a stolen nuclear bomb is somewhere on the island and about to be detonated. Also, McGarrett is stunned when Catharine returns to Hawaii and Chin confronts Adam about his lingering connections to the Yakuza, on the fifth season finale of HAWAII FIVE-0, at a special time Friday, Friday, May 8 (9:00-11:00 PM), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (l-r) Scott Caan as Danny 'Danno' Williams and Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett (Photo by Norman Shapiro/CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - APRIL 2: 'A make kaua' -- On the eve of Kono's wedding to Adam, Five-0 learns that a stolen nuclear bomb is somewhere on the island and about to be detonated. Also, McGarrett is stunned when Catharine returns to Hawaii and Chin confronts Adam about his lingering connections to the Yakuza, on the fifth season finale of HAWAII FIVE-0, at a special time Friday, Friday, May 8 (9:00-11:00 PM), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua (Photo by Norman Shapiro/CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - SEPTEMBER 16: 'Ka Makuakne'-- Five-0 investigates when the young daughter of a Navy Seal currently on a top-secret mission is kidnapped. Meanwhile, with his brother's life on the line, Danny must locate the $18.5 million he owes his captors, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 3 (9:00-10:00, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - AUGUST 2: 'A'ohe kahi e pe'e ai' -- The island of O'ahu goes on lockdown when Five-0 hunts a terrorist who starts using weaponized drones on civilians. Meanwhile, McGarrett and Danno must go for a mandated review with a psychologist, resulting in a session which looks a lot like couples therapy, on the fifth season premiere of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 (9:00-10:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (l-r) Scott Caan as Danny 'Danno' Williams, Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett, Chi McBride as Lou Grover, Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly , Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua, Masi Oka as Dr. Max Bergman and Amanda Setton and Dr. Mindy Shaw (Photo by Norman Shapiro/CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - APRIL 21: 'O ka Pili 'Ohana ka 'Oi' - � When Grover's daughter is kidnapped by an old nemesis, he is forced to help steal $100 million in order to get her back. Meanwhile, Wo Fat escapes prison and heads back to Oahu, on the fourth season finale of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, May 9th(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Scott Caan as Danny 'Danno'� Williams, Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett and Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - APRIL 21: 'O ka Pili 'Ohana ka 'Oi' - � When Grover's daughter is kidnapped by an old nemesis, he is forced to help steal $100 million in order to get her back. Meanwhile, Wo Fat escapes prison and heads back to Oahu, on the fourth season finale of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, May 9th(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Scott Caan as Danny 'Danno'� Williams, Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly, Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua and Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - MARCH 21: 'Ku I Ka Pili Koko' -� Five-0 is set up when a bad tip leads them to an abandoned building that is rigged to explode -� with McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin ,left ) and Danny (Scott Caan, right ) trapped inside, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, April 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television. Photo is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - MARCH 21: 'Ku I Ka Pili Koko' - Five-0 is set up when a bad tip leads them to an abandoned building that is rigged to explode â with McGarrett (Alex OâÂÂLoughlin , right ) and Danny (Scott Caan, left ) trapped inside, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, April 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Photo is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
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