#HelloAgainChen: Fans excited over EXO's reunion with vocalist after military enlistment

Fans welcome EXO’s vocalist Kim Jongdae as he finally gets discharged from the military, becoming the fourth EXO member to complete his enlistment


                            #HelloAgainChen: Fans excited over EXO's reunion with vocalist after military enlistment
Fans share their message of appreciation as Chen of EXO returns from the military (SM Entertainment; Twitter)
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The K-pop group EXO has been going through years of being incomplete, and it would not be until the youngest two members of the boy group, Kai and Sehun, finally complete their enlistment that the boy group will be complete again. Now, after members Xiumin, D.O., and Suho, the fourth member of the group to complete his mandatory enlistment will be Chen.

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It was announced that as of April 25, Chen has already completed his military duty as a full-time reserve soldier and will soon return back to his life as a normal citizen and resume his activities as an idol. Not only that but fans are also overwhelmed by the fact that the father of two will finally be reunited with his wife and daughters apart from returning as an active member of EXO.

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Chen completes his military enlistment

Chen will not only return as EXO’s member but also become the fourth member of the group to complete his enlistment. With that being said, members Chanyeol and Baekhyun, who are currently enlisted, will also end their terms in September 2022 and February 2023 respectively. With that   enlist being said, the maknaes of EXO, Kai and Sehun will enlist in the military by January and April of 2023 as soon as they celebrate their 29th birthdays.

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On the other hand, Chen himself has been in the news for other reasons. Back in January of 2020, Chen announced his marriage to his non-celebrity girlfriend and revealed that he was soon going to welcome a child. He welcomed his first child and eventually enlisted in the military. Then a second time, in November 2021 it was announce that Chen and his wife were expecting a second child whom they welcomed in January of 2022.

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Fans are glad to see Chen discharge -  which will also mean that his family will be complete again as they wait for the vocalist of EXO to finally share his comeback message with fans. Going on with EXO's ongoing tradition, members share a special message with fans upon their return from the military and also greet them via a live stream, like in the case of Suho.

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EXO's Chen enlsited as a full-time reserve soldier and was discharged as of April 25, 2022 (SM Entertainment)

#HelloAgainChen

With a callback to his solo track, 'Hello' that Chen released in October of 2020 ahead of his enlistment, fans have started trending #HelloAgainChen along with #WelcomeBackChen to greet the EXO member upon his successful completion of military service. Fans are hoping to hear from Chen soon now that he will be back with the boy group. One fan said, "#HelloAgainCHEN waiting for jongdae's discharge selfie and message." One fan greeted, "Congratulations Jongdae on safely and successfully completing your military service! You've worked hard! Can't wait to have our ears blessed once again by your angelic voice and see your smile like sunshine."

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One fan stated, "1/3 beagle line, 2/3 exo-cbx, and 4/8 korean members have completed their military service. I am so proud of them." One fan said, "Welcome back, Chenie." Fans from all over the world also trended the phrase, "Our King Vocal is Back" to celebrate Chen's return as one fan said, "YES, OUR KING VOCAL IS BACK !! TIME TO GO HOME CHENNIE."

One more fan said, "Chen's vocal is another level yesss! OUR KING VOCAL IS BACK." Another fan said, "OUR KING VOCAL IS BACK" #jongdae is back home i hope he is healthy n we are proud of gim he must be so happy to be with family na good day everyone well done CHENNIE congratulations to you!"

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