BTS have shared a follow-up statement regarding Jin’s enlistment as an “active-duty soldier to fulfill his military duty.”
Back in October, shockwaves permeated the global fanbase of BTS, when news of their impeding South Korean military service, as stipulated by law, came to light. As part of the announcement made by HYBE and BIGHIT MUSIC, fans were made aware that Jin, the oldest of the seven BTS members, would be the first to enlist, after which “all other members will also serve mandatory military duty according to their plans.”
Now, as of Monday (December 12), an additional statement has been put forth by the entertainment corporations, regarding Jin’s enlistment: “We are informing you regarding BTS’s Jin’s military enlistment. Jin will be enlisting in the army as an active-duty soldier to fulfill his military duty,” read the statement.
It continues, “As we have announced before, there is no separate official event on the day of admission to the recruit training center. On the day of, the site is expected to be very crowded with enlisting soldiers, family members, and some fans. We ask the media to please refrain from visiting the site.”
The statement concludes: “In order to prevent safety accidents caused by on-site congestion, Jin will enter the grounds of the recruit training center while in a vehicle without greeting the media or fans separately. Due to the nature of the venue, we ask for your understanding that there is no separate waiting space for reporters. The agency will not spare its efforts and continued support until the day Jin fulfills his military service duties and returns in good health.”