SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The agency of K-pop megastar BTS on Tuesday asked fans to refrain from visiting boot camps to see off their favorite stars as the last four members of the group are set to join the Army as active-duty soldiers early next week.
Last week, industry sources said RM and V will enlist on Dec. 11, followed by Jimin and Jungkook the next day. In South Korea, all able-bodied men are required to serve in the military for about two years.
“RM and V are scheduled to enlist according to their respective procedures while Jimin and Jungkook will enlist together,” BigHit Music said on Weverse, a K-pop fan community platform, without providing the dates of enlistment. “There will be no separate official events on the days of their enlistment at the military recruit training centers.”
The company then asked BTS fans to refrain from visiting the sites to prevent any safety accidents caused by congestion.
“Please express your warm send-offs and encouragement for RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook in your hearts only,” it added.
They will follow their three bandmates — Jin, J-Hope and Suga — who are already serving in the military.
The four members are expected to be discharged from the military in June 2025.
In December last year, Jin became the first member of the septet to begin his military service, followed by J-Hope in April. They are now serving as drill instructors at different Army boot camps. Another member Suga started his military service as a social service agent in September as he was ruled unfit for regular combat duty.
BTS has assured fans that the group will return in 2025 after all members have completed their military service.