The Lead Vocalist of EXO Is Joining the Military, Will EXO Still Shine?
Baekhyun is the sixth member that enlisted for military service among the EXO members. Surprisingly, Baekhyun went to serve his duty as a Korean citizen in May 2021. As one of the successful groups that debuted in 2012 by SM Entertainment, the member who temporarily left for the military is always making many people concerned. The compulsory military service started in 1957 and requires Korean males between 18-28 to join since South Korea is still in a frozen war with their neighbor, North Korea.
This main vocalist of EXO also joined the supergroup SuperM that also made his music career more known. Let’s read full details about Baekhyun’s military enlistment and his new appearance in this Channel-Korea article! Stay tuned!
EXO’s Baekhyun’s Military Enlistment in 2021
On April 2, 2021, SM Entertainment announced Baekhyun was going to the military which made his fans and EXO in general curious about the details of where he would go. The compulsory enlistment date of Baekyun is actually the same as his 29th birthday.
Starting on May 6, 2021, he joined the Korean Army’s Nonsan Training Center to do training for three weeks. The training itself includes basic military training to prepare him. Then, Baekhyun would serve as a public service worker. Since he has hypothyroidism, he doesn’t qualify for active service. It is so relieving!
EXO’s Baekhyun’s Message on Instagram for Fans
Baekhyun also never forgot his fans and sent a beautiful message to them on his Instagram. Baekhyun uploaded his photo to show his preparation for going into the military. He said in the caption,” D-1. I will go and return safely.”
It’s definitely what people and fans needed to console their hearts about his leaving momentary. Baekhun’s shaved hair also made his update on Instagram be flooded with wishes and positive messages. Check out his new appearance below!
EXO’s Baekhyun’s Military Photo Revealed
On May 5, 2021, Baekhyun showed off his short hair and new appearance on his Instagram. As predicted, he prepared himself for the military.
Moreover, the Korea Army Training also shared Baekhyun’s photo with his finger making a V sign with other soldiers. He looks different!
EXO’s Baekhyun’s Discharge Date Prediction
The compulsory military service usually takes two years to complete. Baekhyun works as a social public worker which usually takes place in public facilities, government places, or any local community center.
It is said that Baekhyun will be finished with his duty around 1 year and nine months. This is only an assumption based on when Korean males generally finish their military duty. Can we miss him already?
EXO Members React to Baekhyun’s Enlistment
Before Baekhyun, other fellow EXO members enlisted for military service including Xiumin, D.O, Suho, and Chanyeol. It’s already a habit that each member of EXO will fulfill. It is his duty as a good Korean citizen and he received blessings from other EXO members.
Captured on their official fan community, Baekhyun was sent off by Sehun. So cute!
Although this is only a matter of time, Baekhyun will be missed and EXO will not be complete without him. Let’s pray and wish all good things for him during his duty. Share your comments and thoughts below! Don’t forget to share it on Twitter, too. What will you miss from Baekhyun?