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BTS members RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook initiate military enlistment process

An official statement said that BTS members V, RM, Jimin and Jungkook will kickstart their process of fulfilling their conscription duties.

Esther Low

| November 22, 2023
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BTS members V, Jungkook, RM and Jimin. Photos: BigHit Music

Following in the footsteps of their fellow members, four members of the global septet group BTS will kickstart their process of fulfilling their conscription duties.

BigHit Music announced that members RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are now preparing for their enlistment. In an official announcement on South Korean digital platform, Weverse, the company stated that “[they] will inform [fans] of further updates in due course”.

The agency thanked fans for their support in the same statement.

“We ask you for your continued love and support for RM, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook until they complete their military service and return safely. Our company will spare no effort in providing support for our artists.”‘

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BTS. Photo: Press

Currently, band members Jin and j-hope are serving their mandatory military duties.

Suga was the next member to enlist as a social service agent, an alternative form of mandatory military service. He was ruled unsuitable for combat due to his shoulder surgery back in 2020.

While processing their compulsory enlistment, the members were pushing out music as soloists.

Jungkook recently dropped his highly-anticipated solo debut album Golden (2023), fronted by the title number Standing Next To You (2023).

Read more: Jungkook on his debut album Golden: “Everything I felt was compacted into it”

The 26-year-old recently held a live performance at the Jangchung Arena, titled Golden Live on Stage for his fans. He mostly sang tracks off his first album, including other b-side songs like Hate You (2023) and Too Sad To Dance (2023).

Meanwhile, fans can catch up with the group through a new documentary.

Titled BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star, the eight-part documentary will highlight key moments in BTS’ career, and go beneath the surface of the septet. The docuseries will arrive on Disney+ on 20 Dec.

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