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BTS’s J-Hope reveals his enlistment date has been set

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BTS member J-Hope [BIGHIT MUSIC]
BTS member J-Hope [BIGHIT MUSIC]

J-Hope from the boy band BTS revealed that his enlistment day for his military service has been set.

“I’m here to say thank you, and to tell you that I have completed most of my official schedules [prior to elistment],” said J-Hope during a Weverse live stream on Thursday night.

“I’m planning to take a bit of rest and take care of my health before entering.”

“It’s not like I can go whenever I want, but the date [of the enlistment] has been set, and I think it’s about time I start preparing for it,” he said.

“I thought I should complete [my military service] as soon as possible and return to the fans and show you guys a more mature self.”

J-Hope also shared a glimpse of his future plans during the live.

“I think the time where I really have to start studying came about […] I don’t know if it will work out, but I do want to really study English starting now.”

“While I am not expressing it loudly, I am watching and feeling the reaction [of the fans] toward my music, and I want to say thank you,” said J-Hope.

J-Hope will be the second member of BTS to enlist after Jin began his service in December last year.

In Korea, all able-bodied young men are required to serve around one and a half years in the military.

BY CHO YONG-JUN [cho.yongjun1@joongang.co.kr]