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Big Star’s Raehwan To Enlist On February 5

Raehwan of Big Star will begin his mandatory military service Monday, his agency Brave Entertainment said Friday.

The agency said in an official statement that the singer will undergo basic military training at a recruitment training center at Goseong, Gangwon Province, after which he will serve as a full-time reserve solider for 21 months.

Raehwan, who had been competing in KBS2’s idol competition program “The Unit” since October last year, also shared a self-written letter for fans on his official website.

I was confused when I received a draft notice while busy shooting ‘The Unit.’ But I didn’t want to neglect the imperative schedules and I wanted to capture everything that could be the last moment for me,” he wrote.

’The Unit -- it’s not a failure to me, nor just a good memory. I got closer to you (fans) and shared the sincerity of my music. I will keep singing,” he added.

After its debut in 2012 with the EP “Bigstart,” the five-piece Big Star became the first K-pop group to hold 100 concerts in Japan since legendary K-pop band g.o.d.

In September 2015, the group released a new EP, “Shine a Moon Light,” ad has been appearing in “The Unit” since October last year.

Source: Korea Herald
mayuyu 4th-Feb-2018 04:24 am (UTC)
He seems like such a sweet and sensitive guy from what I saw on The Unit :( I hope that Big Star can comeback bigger and better than ever after his return.
minho_lover 4th-Feb-2018 04:45 am (UTC)

aw i loove raehwan! wishin him the best!

ainsleys 4th-Feb-2018 04:53 am (UTC)
really puts things in perspective for me lol. i'm definitely stuck in 2012 and am like "but they just debuted.. so, what?"

be well, bb!
carmine_pink 4th-Feb-2018 05:02 am (UTC)
Wishing him the best. I saw fan accounts saying many guys from The Unit came to see his farewell event/performance yeaterday, which was sweet.
chasing_thewind 4th-Feb-2018 05:27 am (UTC)
awwww. i don't really know bigstar, but i liked him a lot on the unit, he was one of my underrated faves :( hope he serves safely and comes back well!
elisaorange 4th-Feb-2018 05:37 am (UTC)
Ah this is sudden..

Big Star is such an unfortunate case, I used to stan them so it's sad that they never got anywhere, they have so much potential~

Serve well, Raehwan
swegkitten 4th-Feb-2018 08:16 am (UTC)
what, nooooo

i was hoping he and bigstar could hit it at least a little bit big after the unit, i guess they'll have to try without him. he's such a sweetheart tho :'(
honeebs 4th-Feb-2018 02:58 pm (UTC)
Man, idols getting married, going into the army my kpop world is almost over.
My ipod is a time capusle of good shit.
Good luck hun.
jasmineakaiumi 4th-Feb-2018 06:04 pm (UTC)
he's such a kindhearted soul, i really wish him happiness and hope he can achieve his dreams one day.
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