K-pop star Suho has revealed that he is enlisting into the South Korean military as a public service officer in May.
The 28-year-old pop star, who is the lead singer of band EXO, took to the group’s official fan page on 4 May to share a handwritten letter breaking the news to his fans.
As translated by All K Pop, the letter read: “Hello, EXO-L. It’s Suho. I’m writing today because I wanted to tell you something. I will be enlisting on May 14th to fulfill my duties.
“I think I’ll miss EXO-L a lot during the time. I hope EXO-L will always stay healthy. I thank you and love you. WE ARE ONE, EXO. Let’s Love.”
Suho, real name Kim Jun-myeon, has also worked as an actor, starring in multiple Korean-language TV shows and films.
His conscription follows after his fellow EXO members Xiumin and D.O. both enlisted in 2019, doing their mandatory military service as active duty soldiers.
The band’s fans took to social media to share their upset that Suho would be leaving the band, with one writing: “At the beginning when we loved EXO, we all knew a time like this would come. Now we’ve been facing it and will continue to face it, still the feeling of sadness is inevitable. We will surely wait for you and miss you every single day… please take care of yourself!”
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