Gosh, we feel like we were just hit by a bus.
It has been confirmed that Super Junior members Donghae, Eunhyuk, Siwon, as well as TVXQ!’s Changmin, will all enlist in the military before the year ends.
To be precise, in October and November.
Rumours about Donghae’s enlistment first surfaced in April this year when an image of Donghae’s name in the police duty entrance examination surfaced online, prompting fans to speculate that his enlistment date is drawing near.
As for Eunhyuk and Siwon, they’re both 29 this year (Korean age 30), which is just about the right time for them to serve the mandary South Korean army training as applicable to all Korean men between the age of 18 and 35.
This essentially means that TVXQ! will officially go on hiatus for about 2 years. Rumour has it that Changmin had initially wanted to be enlisted at around the same time as Yunho just so that they can both quickly get it done and meet fans again as a complete TVXQ!
SM Entertainment confirmed to media outlets:
Eunhyuk will be enlisting as a soldier in the army on 13th October, while Donghae will enlist as a conscripted policeman on 15th October, as well as Siwon and Changmin, who will both enlist on 19th November.
Heechul briefly hinted his members’ army enlistment during Super Junior’s latest Japan concert when he said, “I’m happy to sing on a big stage like this as it is the last time in a while to stand on stage together with Eunhyuk, Siwon, and Donghae.”
Donghae had also told fans, “Please wait 2 years for us.”
We don’t know about you but we’re feeling quite crushed :(