And then there were three: SUGA next BTS member to enlist

It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later!

On 17 September, BIGHIT Music announced via Weverse that SUGA of K-pop mega-group BTS will begin mandatory military service on 22 September.

“SUGA will be beginning his required service on 22 September” the agency wrote on the fan community platform. “There will not be any official events taking place on the day he starts his service or on the day he enters the training camp.”

“We kindly ask fans to refrain from visiting Suga at his workplace during the period of his service. Please convey your warm regards and encouragement in your hearts only,” the statement continued.

The statement concluded with the agency asking for the fans’ continued support until Suga finishes his military service: “We ask for your continued love and support for Suga until he completes his service and returns. Our company will also strive to provide all the support he needs during this time.”

After wrapping up the encore for the successful D-Day: The Final concert tour in August, the agency announced that the 30-year-old rapper had terminated his enlistment postponement and would begin his enlistment process.

Suga will be the third BTS member to enlist in the military, following Jin’s compulsory military service in December 2022 and J-hope’s in April this year.

South Korean law mandates that all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 28 should serve in the military for 18 to 21 months.