[Reporter Shin Young-eun, Daily Economy Star Today]
Hongbin (real name Lee Hong-bin, 27) from Group VIXX revealed his feelings of enlistment.
Hongbin is admitted to a training center on the 18th, received basic military training, and then served on active duty for one year and six months.
Hongbin said to his Twitch community, “The process of enlisting today and going to the campaign is starting now, but it seems that it will be time to solve a problem that was worrisome, so there seems to be something uncomfortable with a certain mind. The times I had fun talking and playing while playing are still in my memory, so it feels like I have regrets in the world.”
“I will go and be sure to go and be trained safely and keep my country well, and I will go carefully so that I can broadcast again in a safe country. After going to the military, there may be changes both externally and internally. I will go back,” he said, “I will support you to be able to get a little closer to the things I planned and wanted to do during the time I went to protect the country.”
Finally, Hongbin left the words, “And finally… everyone… really… really…really…. I serve in the army!”
On the 1st anniversary of his personal broadcast in March, Hongbin was conducting a ‘drinking broadcast’, which caused controversy over the songs and performances of other idol groups. Afterwards, Hongbin posted an apology, but public opinion was still cold, and eventually, on August 7th, he declared withdrawal from VIXX and began to stand alone.
Jellyfish Entertainment said, “After careful discussions with VIXX members and Hongbin, we decided to withdraw from the team by respecting their opinions.”
Afterwards, Hongbin directly announced the enlistment through his personal broadcast on the 13th. Hongbin said, “I tried to act (enlisted) while starting the broadcast again, but due to various circumstances, acting became difficult.” “I heard the fact that I was enlisted in the military yesterday (12th). At first, I didn’t like my mental (embarrassed), but as a Korean man, I have to fulfill my duty of defense. I’ll be back soon,” he added.
I thought I had a lot of things to say, but when I was trying to write, I entered a world of no ownership of what this really means. The process of enlisting today and going to the military service begins now, but it seems that it will be time to solve a problem that was in my mind, so it seems that there are some things that are not easy. Still, the times I had fun chatting and playing with me still remain in my memory, so I feel like I have a regret in the world. I will go and be trained safely, keep my country well, and go carefully so that I can broadcast again in a safe country. After attending the military, there may be changes both externally and internally, but I will come back and smile and smile all the time with the desire to have fun and chat together when I come back. We will cheer for you to be able to do this. And finally… everyone… really… really…really…. I serve in the army!
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