EXO’s Kim Jongdae revealed on October 16 that he will be enlisting in the military on October 26, following the release of his Hello single.
He will be the fourth member of the group to enter army, following leader Suho, Doh Kyungsoo, and Kim Minseok respectively.
According to the news article as well of Sports Dong-a on Friday morning, the idol is expected to enter the military this October 26.
Chen himself posted a short message for fans, EXO-Ls, on Lysn to greet them and share the news.
See the photo below.
It says, “Hello, this is Chen. Are you all doing great on these days when the weather is turning cold? The hot weather is already over and winter is here.”
He added, “The reason behind I am writing this letter is to share with all of you that I am enlisting on October 26. All throughout my service, I will complete it physically and emotionally healthy, so I will greet you all with a grown version of myself.”
Ending it by saying, “I hope, everybody will still be healthy and wonderful just like how you all are doing now. I have always been grateful to everyone, and I love you all.”
As a response, SM Entertainment confirmed on the same day that he will be enlisting on the said day.
However, no further details have been revealed, such as the location and time to keep it private for the idol’s family.
Chen’s Hello digital single was made available on October 15, 18:00 KST, with a meaningful and touching message.
Listen to it below.
Serve well your country and do not forget to take good care of yourself, Chen! We will be waiting for you.