Choi Seung-hyun (최승현), or better known as T.O.P, made his return to Instagram late last night (Sunday, 7th July).
The BIGBANG member took to his social media account to upload a series of photos, expressing his gratitude to his fans and also apologising for his past deeds.
His latest post shows him meeting fans who showed up yesterday on his last day as a public service worker. The 31-year-old K-pop entertainer was photographed shaking hands with the crowd and taking a deep bow.
“Even though I am not proud of myself, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the fans who made time and efforts to share this moment with me. I will make sure to reflect on my self and repay the hurts and disappointments I caused to you. Again, thank you.”
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As you may know, the rapper enlisted his 2-year mandatory military service as a conscripted police officer in February 2017. When he was found guilty of smoking marijuana and weed on numerous occasions, he was dismissed and received a 10-month jail term with a 2-year probation.
In January 2018, T.O.P was placed as a public service worker at Yongsan Ward Office. Initially, he was scheduled to complete his mandatory duties in early August. But last year’s new military laws meant that his duration of service was shortened.
T.O.P is the 1st member from BIGBANG to be discharged from the military services. 3 other members – G-Dragon, Taeyang, Daesung – are still currently carrying out their duties and will probably be discharged by the end of the year.