BTS's Suga sends message to fans on his enlistment day

Suga from boy band BTS [NEWS1]

BTS’s Suga left a message for his fans right before his enlistment on Friday.

“Hi, it’s Suga. I came by to say hi,” he said in a Weverse post early Friday morning.

Weverse is HYBE’s fan community platform service.

“I am here safe and sound, thanks to ARMY,” he wrote.

“And the time has come. I will return after diligently serving my mandatory service. Please be mindful of the change of seasons as we transition to a chilly season of fall. Stay healthy, and see you all in 2025. ARMY, I always thank you so much, and I love you.”

No official events are set to take place on Friday, as HYBE said earlier this week. Suga will complete his mandatory service as a social service agent due to his past shoulder injury.

In Korea, all men are required to serve around one and a half years in the military unless determined unfit for service.

Men who get a lower grade on their physical evaluation can substitute their military service by serving as a social service agent at a public institution for 21 months unless they otherwise volunteer for active duty. Social service agents must also go through a three-week basic military training at an Army boot camp before or during their service period unless they are deemed incapable of completing basic training.

It was announced Wednesday that all seven members of BTS agreed to renew its exclusive contracts with BigHit Music for the second time, allowing BTS to “stay together in 2025 and beyond,” even after members complete their mandatory military service.

Suga is the third BTS member to begin his mandatory service, following Jin, who began his service in December and J-Hope, who started in April.

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