Ilhoon is the latest member of BTOB to enlist for his mandatory military service.
Cube Entertainment told media outlets early on May 28 that Ilhoon would be enlisting later that day. Ilhoon wished for a quiet enlistment, so the company does not have plans to reveal the time or location. Ilhoon will serve as a public service worker following his basic training.
Ilhoon announced the news through his personal Instagram account with a message for the fans. Ilhoon wrote:
Hello, beloved Melody and fans who support me. It has been a long time since I wrote to you. I actually came to write and let you know about my enlistment. I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to communicate properly with you while we’ve been inactive.
You must have been frustrated not being able to hear anything from someone you love except for the occasional post. I’m sorry again. But I spent this time completely focusing on and taking care of myself.
It’s been a long time since I left you such a long message, so I’m sorry it has to be something so sudden. But I’m sure you all know I have to fulfill my duty as a Korean man. You could say it’s a long time, or that it’s a short time, but I’ll make sure to come back even healthier and happier than I am now. I hope you all will be happy, too.
Thank you for reading this long message! I’ll say it again, I love you, Melody❤️👍🏻