EXO’s Chen to get enlisted for mandatory military service, fans say ‘we will wait for his return’
South Korean boy band EXO’s member Chen is all set to go for his mandatory military service. The 28-year-old singer most recently shared a handwritten letter where he announced his plans to enlist in the military later this month. According to Soompi, this is what Chen wrote in his letter, “Hello, this is Chen. Are you all doing well and staying healthy these days, when the daily temperature swings are especially severe? The summer heat has passed, and in the blink of an eye, it’s already autumn. The reason I’m writing to all of you today is to inform you that I’ll be enlisting in the military on October 26 and to at least say goodbye to you through this letter.”
He continued, “During my time in service, I will do my utmost to fulfill my duties in good physical and mental health so that I can show you growth and improvement when I return and greet you again. In that time, I hope that all of you will also stay as beautiful and healthy as you are now!! I’m always grateful to you, and I love you.”
As soon as the news of Chen getting enlisted in the military got out, his die-hard fans took to Twitter to talk about the same. One user said, “Our dearest chen , youre the most precious thing ever happen to us . please serve well . we will always support your choice . please take care of yourself and be home safely.” Another user shared the photos of Chen’s letter and said, “When i said i want to receive letters, this is not what i meant dhsjsfdj.” One fan asserted, “They posted saying that we're not afraid of time, we will wait for his return on the days to come, we will continue to support his career and also wait for him to sing for us.” One individual posted a photo of the singer and stated, “Already missing u!! We are one! #CHEN”
our dearest chen , youre the most precious thing ever happen to us . please serve well . we will always support your choice . please take care of yourself and be home safely <33 🖤🖤 pic.twitter.com/wqOjH5sAB6— ً (@aiennilichil) October 16, 2020
when i said i want to receive letters, this is not what i meant dhsjsfdj pic.twitter.com/CazRMrjMYA— busy with uni (@dailyexhoe) October 16, 2020
[⚡🎖️] CHENBar Weibo— 𝐼 𝒶𝓂 莲 | 안녕 CHEN (@Steph_XING) October 16, 2020
They posted saying that we're not afraid of time, we will wait for his return on the days to come, we will continue to support his career and also wait for him to sing for us#CHEN #첸 #金钟大 pic.twitter.com/uMliAFVbhL
Chen is scheduled to get enlisted in the mandatory military service on October 26, 2020, as confirmed by his letter and will be the fourth member from EXO to fulfil his military duties, following Xiumin, D.O., and Suho.
EXO was formed by SM Entertainment in 2011 and they debuted in 2012 and they have been labeled as the “Kings of K-pop” by various media outlets.