SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) – “It is one of my principles to say farewell with a smile. I think I should leave you with smiles to come back again. I already have lots of memories in my life. It (military service) will be another cool memory in my life,” said TVXQ’s U-know Yunho.
On June 14, U-know Yunho, whose original name is Jung Yunho of K-pop duo TVXQ, said farewell to 12,000 fans that gathered at the Olympic Gymnasium in Olympic Park in Seoul for his last concert before his mandatory military service. He will join the Army on July 21.
After announcing his enlistment in the Army, he said, “I almost cried three times during today’s concert. I debuted with TVXQ and I could stand here thanks to Max Changmin and you fans. I will give extraordinary thanks to Changmin. We fought much and we had much fun. I sometimes felt loneliness on stage, but Changmin supported me and helped me to stay up here.”
Max Changmin, who will stop his entertainer’s carrier as TVXQ for about two years, said, “I hope Yun-ho comes back healthy to TVXQ to be an energizer and vitamin for our fans’ lives.”
In spite of the worry about the MERS virus, many fans from China and Japan attended the concert, although they wore masks. Some of the fans made the lightened the mood by writing their names on their masks.
U-know Yunho will enter an undisclosed boot camp for five weeks of basic training on July 21 before serving on active duty for about 21 months. All able-bodied South Korean men are subject to compulsory military service of about two years.
By Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)