BTS member Suga, known by his real name Min Yoongi, is set to commence his mandatory military service, according to official statements from BIGHIT MUSIC, the agency representing BTS.
Suga’s enlistment date was officially announced on September 17, confirming his commitment to fulfilling his civic duty in South Korea.
“We have further information regarding Suga’s military service,” BIGHIT MUSIC wrote in a statement on the fan community platform Weverse. “Suga will be beginning his required service on September 22.
“We ask for your continued love and support for Suga until he completes his service and returns. Our company will also strive to provide the support he needs during this time,” the update said.
BIGHIT MUSIC added that there will be no special event held on his enlistment day or the day he enters training camp.
Suga also went live on Weverse sporting a new haircut on the day of the announcement. He updated fans on his health and what he’s been up to.
He also hinted that there is more content for his web series ‘Suchwita’. “I can’t do Suchwita now, but I shot a lot. Don’t worry,” he said. “It’s unfortunate I can’t do anything for two years…I’ll see you in 2025,” he said before ending the live.
BIGHIT MUSIC announced that Suga had begun the process to initiate his military service on August 7, soon after wrapping the Asian leg of his Agust D-DAY tour.
The agency first revealed in October 2022 that BTS would not be able to perform together as a whole group until 2025 due to their mandated military service.
Suga is the third BTS member to begin mandatory military service, following Jin and J-Hope. – Lina Gapar