MINHO Of SHINee Enlists In Military!
Karen Jane Ng
The time has come for Shawols to say goodbye to Minho - for the next couple of years - as the SHINee member enlists in Marine Corps today! The group's maknae Taemin was present to send him off.
SHINee Minho has officially enlisted in the military— mes #TeamPinky (@OH_mes2) April 15, 2019
His military discharge will be November 15, 2020 pic.twitter.com/8nC2GUd9Hm
Taemin saying goodbye to Minho with papa choi😭😭 pic.twitter.com/yy3JqgEUqn— 𝑪𝒓𝒂𝒛𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 투민♡ (@minhotaemin_) April 15, 2019
Minho previously debuted his new military buzzcut on social media, penning a thank you and farewell letter to fans: "Hello everyone, it’s SHINee’s Minho!! It seems like it’s been a while since I’ve written my feelings down. Everyone knows, right? I will be enlisting in the military on April 15. I’ll be momentarily separated from everyone for a short if it’s short, and long if it’s long while."
"After debuting on May 25, 2008, time has passed by quite quickly, and I’m so happy and pleased to have spent it with everyone. These were moments I won’t be able to forget."
Minho looked back at his career as an idol and admitted he didn't expect to receive this strong support from fans. "The fact that there was someone beside me was a source of great happiness for me, and I think I’m going to miss SHINee World a lot, for helping me, who was always strongly looking ahead, look back and become soft and flexible, instead of always being so stiff."
Apologizing for not approaching fans often, he continued, " I’m really sorry. But you know that I’m grateful and I love you, right??? I’ll remember the support that everyone gave me and return safely.
"I’ll work hard in the military so I can come back to give everyone positive and good energy without disappointing anyone. Thank you and thank you again. And I love you!! You guys are always my hope."
We know you'll do well, Choi Minho. Come back healthy!