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SHINee's Onew to join Army next month

Popular boy band SHINee's leader Onew will begin his mandatory military service next month, his management agency said Friday. "Onew will enter the military as an active-duty soldier on Oct. 10 (edit: they meant Dec. 10)," SM Entertainment said in a release. "We're not going to reveal the date and time of his entry as he wants to make it low-profile." He will have no separate event to bid farewell to his fans, it added.

Debuting in 2008, Onew has released such hit songs as "Ring Ding Dong," "Lucifer," "Dream Girl" and "Everybody" as a SHINee member. He also demonstrated his acting skills with his appearance in the KBS drama sensation "Descendants of the Sun."

Marking the 10th anniversary since its debut, the band hit the top spots of various global music charts for such songs as "Good Evening," "I Want You" and "Our Page" this year.

All able-bodied South Korean men are required to serve in the military for about two years.

source: Yonhap News
byeolbyeol 9th-Nov-2018 11:00 pm (UTC)
it was supposed to happen awhile ago (before he got a delay, from what i was told). but at least there's a date now, i guess? even though that entire week or so is a hard one to begin with.
921227 9th-Nov-2018 11:39 pm (UTC)
Good luck to him! We knew it was coming but now it seems more real
nombrehetomado 9th-Nov-2018 11:53 pm (UTC)
I wish he didn't have to spend 12/18 by himself. That's going to be so rough even with support.

OP: is it Dec. 10th, not Oct. 10th?

Edited at 2018-11-09 11:54 pm (UTC)
waves_of_light 10th-Nov-2018 12:21 am (UTC)
Ah, good catch! Fixed it, thanks.
ostsiberia 9th-Nov-2018 11:59 pm (UTC)
Was waiting for this and still surprised. May it go well for him
premonitioner 10th-Nov-2018 01:02 am (UTC)
Once upon a time this news would have really upset me, now I'm like 'ok see you'
rainstormraider 10th-Nov-2018 02:40 am (UTC)

I am not enthused by him anymore.
miyozari 10th-Nov-2018 01:06 pm (UTC)
cosmicdaze 10th-Nov-2018 01:17 am (UTC)
and so begins the shinee enlistments
despite how i feel abt jinki now this does make me sad, especially bc key and minho will have to go next year (if i’m not mistaken) and it’ll just be taemin for a while
bea_chan22 10th-Nov-2018 01:49 am (UTC)
I am meh about this, but shit hits the fan for me once MinKey enlists in a year or two.
rainstormraider 10th-Nov-2018 02:41 am (UTC)
I care about them.
lightframes 10th-Nov-2018 02:44 am (UTC)
Knew it was coming.
ursulavosyem 10th-Nov-2018 03:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, there was a time when this would have made me sad. But this has been a long time coming. At least now we know.

Who am I kidding, I'm a little sad.

Edited at 2018-11-10 03:07 am (UTC)
sra_interesante 10th-Nov-2018 03:26 am (UTC)
.... wow

so close to jjong first anniversary, that's gonna be a hard week for shinee and fandom 😖😖😖
jyusou 10th-Nov-2018 03:30 am (UTC)
I was surprised this didn’t happen right away after his scandal tbh.
ashdevilrun23 10th-Nov-2018 04:06 am (UTC)
im still ehh on onew idk
neongoldtooth 10th-Nov-2018 04:26 am (UTC)
it's not sadness i feel but it definitely feels like the end of an era. for me and for shawols. that coupled with the anniversary of jjong's passing....it kind of bums me out.
i hope he grows more from this and doesn't have any troubles.
horichansenpai 10th-Nov-2018 08:50 am (UTC)

Best of luck to fans

dior_chic 10th-Nov-2018 12:54 pm (UTC)
lelouchikaru 10th-Nov-2018 01:45 pm (UTC)
All I could wish for him is to have a meaningful service and that he would learn something valuable and not be like Kangin who never learned
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