Hold in the tears, EXO-Ls!
10 Apr 2019 - 9:41 AM  UPDATED 10 Apr 2019 - 9:41 AM

EXO's Xiumin confirmed on April 9 that he will be entering the military as an active duty soldier on May 7.

Xiumin wrote a letter fans announcing the news and expressing his gratitude to them. In it he said:

"Flowers have been blooming nicely these days. Have you gone out to see them? Flowers are appearing, the weather has gotten warmer, and yesterday was EXO’s 7th anniversary since debut!!

I feel gratitude to everyone and everything as I feel that EXO was born at a very nice time. Congratulations again to our members->.

To be honest, I am writing today as there is important news I want to share with all of you first. Military duty! I am going to the military on May 7!!

“I will return in good health.” I plan on arranging a time for us in the near future so that I can say these words to you directly. We have a CBX concert [in Japan] soon, and we will return after completing it successfully, so please wait just a bit~^^

Then let us all work hard on getting through today, as well!" (Source)

Xiumin will be part of EXO-CBX's Japan concerts, Magical Circus - Special Edition - in Saitama and Kobe this month, before he enters the military.


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