[Reporter Lee Da-gyeom, Daily Economy Star Today]
Group EXO Chen (real name Kim Jong-dae, 28) will enlist on the 26th.
On the 16th, Chen announced through an official fan community listening, “I am going to greet you in a global language to convey the news of the military enlistment on October 26th.”
Chen added, “During my service, I will be doing my duty in good health, both body and mind, so that I can greet you in a more mature form. I hope that you will continue to be as beautiful and healthy as you are now. I always thank you and I love you.”
Management agency SM Entertainment also said, “It is correct for Chen to enlist in the military on October 26,” and said, “The place and time related to the enlistment are not disclosed, and we will enter the service quietly without special procedures.”
As a result, Chen became the fourth member of EXO to fulfill his military duty after Xiumin, D.O. and Suho. Currently, Xiumin and Dio are on active duty, and Suho is serving as a social worker.
Chen, born in 1992, has been active as the main vocalist in the team after debuting as EXO in 2012. Together with Baekhyun and Xiumin, he also worked as a unit EXO-Chenbaekshi, and in April of last year, he released his first solo album’April and Flower’ after 7 years of debut, showing his capabilities as a vocalist.
In particular, Chen stood at the center of the topic by simultaneously announcing the news of marriage and premarital pregnancy in January. At the time, some fans were shocked and asked for Chen’s withdrawal from EXO, but the agency said, “Before we officially announced Chen’s marriage, we had a time to discuss with the EXO members. As all EXO members have suffered from the pain of leaving the members, they have expressed their intention to continue to be with them in the future.”
Chen also said, “I am truly grateful for the love you have given so far, and because of those loves, I know better than anyone that I am now.” “I apologize again for delivering my apology to you too late. I will show you how you are working hard in the future. Thank you.”
On the other hand, Chen’s daughter was born in April, this year.
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