BTS member Suga has scheduled to begin his mandatory military enlistment on September 22. While fans were hoping for a sending-off ceremony to bid him farewell, BigHit Music, the agency representing BTS, has confirmed that there will be no formal ceremony for his enlistment. This decision has attributed to several factors:
- Current Military Service: At the time of Suga’s enlistment, two other BTS members, Jin and J-Hope, are already serving their mandatory military duties. This means that they won’t be able to participate in a sending-off ceremony for Suga.
- Jungkook’s Overseas Commitments: The youngest member of BTS, Jungkook, is also currently busy with overseas commitments, including a performance at the Global Citizen Festival in New York. This schedule conflict makes it unlikely for him to be present for Suga’s enlistment ceremony.
- Previous Reunions: In the past, when Jin and J-Hope began their military service, BTS held reunions to mark these occasions. However, given the circumstances with multiple members in various stages of their military service and Jungkook’s overseas commitments, it has become challenging to organize a formal sending-off ceremony.
Despite the absence of a formal ceremony, BTS fans, known as the ARMY, continue to support and send their best wishes to Suga as he fulfills his mandatory military duties. Each member’s enlistment is a significant moment for both the group and its dedicated fan base.