BTOB’s Ilhoon will officially be enlisting in the military on May 28 KST. He let fans know of his enlistment through a letter on his personal Instagram.
Cube Entertainment confirmed to MK Sports that Ilhoon would be heading off to the military.
BTOB’s Ilhoon will be enlisting in the military on May 28. He will finish 4 weeks of basic training before serving as a public service worker.
They also stated that the location and time will be kept private.
He posted a photo of his hair cut and a genuine letter to his fans letting them know he is sorry for being MIA for awhile.
Hello my lovely Melodys and to all the fans who have supported me. It’s been awhile since I’ve greeted everyone. I am writing this post today to announce my enlistment to the military. I apologize for not spending enough time with you guys while I was on a break. I know that all of you must have been frustrated to only receive a few updates from me. I am sorry once again. But I want you to know that I spent that time trying to focus and take care of myself.
Although he will be gone for awhile, he hopes fans will understand that he must fulfill his duties as a male born in South Korea.
I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written a post this long and I am sorry once again for surprising everyone about my sudden enlistment news. But I know that all of you know that as a South Korean man, I must fulfill my duties to my country. My time away may seem short or long, but I will promise to return a healthy and happy person. I hope that all of you stay happy while I am away too. Thank you for reading my long letter and I love you Melody!
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안녕하세요 사랑하는 멜로디 그리고 응원해주시는 팬 여러분들 오랜만에 글로써 인사 드립니다. 사실 저의 입대소식을 밝히고자 이렇게 글을 적습니다. 제가 그 동안에 활동을 쉬면서 여러분들과 제대로된 소통이 없었던 점 미안하게 생각하고 있어요. 믿고 사랑하는 사람에게 연락도 없고 가끔씩 들려오는 소식만 있을뿐 답답함을 많이 느끼셨겠지요. 다시 한번 미안해요. 하지만 그 시간 동안 오롯이 저에게 집중하며 스스로를 돌보는 시간을 가지는 중이었습니다. 이렇게 긴 글을 참 오랜만에 남기는것 같은데 갑작스러운 소식이 되는것 같아서 그 점 또한 미안하게 생각해요. 하지만 대한민국의 남성으로써 저 또한 짊어져야할 의무를 수행해야 한다는 것은 여러분들도 잘 알고 계시겠지요. 길다면 길고 짧다면 짧은 시간이 되겠지만 보다 건강하고 행복한 모습으로 돌아오도록 하겠습니다. 그 동안 여러분들도 행복하셨으면 좋겠습니다. 긴 글 읽어주셔서 감사합니다! 다시 한번 사랑합니다 멜로디❤️👍🏻
Previously, BTOB member Yook Sung Jae enlisted into the military on May 11. Members Changseop and Minhyuk will be discharged in August and September respectively. Eunkwang was discharged this past April. Peniel is a foreign member and does not have any military duties. Ilhoon is the last member of BTOB to enlist in the military.
With the members almost done with their military service, it will only be a matter of time before fans can expect a comeback from them!