EXO was set to make their comeback later this year with the group.
Kai’s enlistment location and time will not be revealed and there will be no special event on the same day.
Fans of popular K-Pop group EXO were surprised today as SM Entertainment, the group’s management company, announced that member Kim Jong-in, better known as Kai, will be joining the military. May 11. The announcement came as a surprise. to fans who have been looking forward to EXO’s comeback later this year. The reason for the singer’s enlistment is due to a recent change in Military Manpower Administration regulations, which prompted the band to adjust their plans accordingly. Kai will receive basic military training at the Army Recruit Training Center before becoming a civil servant.
Despite fans’ disappointment at the news, SM Entertainment announced that they would respect Kai’s wishes to enlist quietly. It should also be noted that the location and time of the EXO star’s enlistment will not be revealed. Additionally, SM Entertainment announced that there will be no special event on the day of her enlistment. The company asked fans to understand and respect Kai’s decision. Regarding EXO’s upcoming album plans, SM Entertainment said they will let fans know once the details are settled.
According to Naver, SM Entertainment via their official fan community page announced, “Hello. This is SM Entertainment. We came to relay sudden news to fans regarding Kai’s military service. Kai was preparing for EXO’s comeback slated for this year, but due to a recent military manpower administration regulation change, he’s about to enter the training center. army recruits on May 11 where he will receive basic military training. serve as a public servant. Regarding Kai’s intention to enlist quietly, his enlistment location and time will not be revealed, and there will be no special event on the day, so we ask for fans’ understanding. . As for EXO’s album plans, we’ll let you know once the details are settled. THANKS.”
Fans look forward to further updates on the band’s plans and send their best wishes to Kai as he embarks on this new chapter in his life. Kai isn’t the first EXO member to enlist in the military, with fellow member Kim Min-seok (AKA Xiumin) enlisting in 2019 followed by the next five members, Kim Jun-myeon (better known as Suho’s name), Doh Kyung-soo (AKADO), Kim Jong-dae (known by his stage name Chen), Park Chanyeol and Byun Baekhyun. The youngest member of the group Oh Sehun is not yet enlisted.
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