BTS‘s RM will soon be enlisting in the army on December 11, 2023. Right before his enlistment, he left a heartfelt letter for fans on Weverse. He addressed his service to the nation, whereby he will be placing his artist career on hold.
Hello, my beloved people.
I can’t believe that that day has come. I had so many things to say, buzzing around, but now that the time has come, it’s not easy to open my mouth.
I was very happy to have lived the past 10 years as BTS. Although I’ve been saying this as if it’s a habit of speech, an end is also a start! I trust without a doubt that if something passes, another good thing will be waiting for us.
Seokjin hyung and Hoseok, who had to bear this time first, would’ve had it way harder than us who are following in their footsteps. Seeing them steadily pull it off, even though they went a little late, I am gaining as much courage as possible.
These 18 months can be long or short, but I trust that it will be a time when we can all gain foreign but new inspiration and learning. Although it may be scary and daunting, is there anything more comforting than the fact that during this uncertain time, there will be something to expect and look forward to? It might be my duty, but I think that it is also everyone’s love.
RM reassured fans with the promise that they would soon meet again.
To become someone who is fondly remembered by others, someone who people wait for. It may be lonely and bitter at times, but that love is already enough for me. I, of course, hope that I can become someone like that to you.
More than words that pass through the ears of many, our time, love, and sincerity already prove our future. I wanted to become someone who is by your side, even when I’m not.
Let’s work hard, living our own lives, in our own places, and I hope that when I come back, we will be an “us” that is more generously connected in heart. Holding this small wish, I bid you a goodbye for a short while. When I come back, I’ll greet you in peace again.
No matter where we are, we’ll always be ourselvecs!
See you in the future. I am loving you guys a lot. I hope that this reacges you even just a little bit.
RM, Jungkook, V, and Jimin are all set to enlist in December 2023. They follow the footsteps of Suga, J-Hope, and Jin, who are already serving.