All seven members of the renowned South Korean music band – BTS (Bangtan Boys) are looking forward to undergo the mandatory military service, with oldest member Jin initiating the process by the month end; as confirmed by BTS’ management agency – BigHit Music.
According to an official statement, Jin who will turn 30 in December, will initiate the process, as soon as his schedule for his solo release is concluded at the end of October. He will then follow the enlistment procedure of the Korean Government.
“After the phenomenal concert to support Busan’s bid for the World Expo 2030, and as each individual embarks on solo endeavors, it’s the perfect time and the members of BTS are honored to serve.” – the statement further reads.
The statement also noted that “Since the creation of BTS over ten years ago, the band has risen to international success, broken records, and catapulted K-Pop into the global stratosphere. BIGHIT Music has focused to the milestone moment when it would be possible to respect the needs of the country and for these healthy young men to serve with their countrymen, and that’s now.”
While, other members – RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook plans to carry out their military service based on their own individual plans.
“Both the company and the members of BTS are looking forward to reconvening as a group again at around 2025, following their service commitment.” – the statement added.
As per the statement “We support and encourage our artists and are beyond proud that they will each now have time to explore their unique interests and do their duty by being of service to the country they call home. ‘Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)’ is more than a track from their latest album, it is a promise, there’s much more yet to come in the years ahead from BTS.”
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— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) October 17, 2022
Its worthy to note that the group is currently on a break as a unit with each of the members pursuing solo projects. They had announced their hiatus in June this year.