The Truth About BTS Performing During Military Service

October 18, 2022 2 min read


The Truth About BTS Performing During Military Service

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BTS is in the news again!

This time it’s because the South Korean Ministry of Defense has allowed the band to participate in national events and perform. Check out all the details here: [BTS]

The Ministry of Defense responded to reports that BTS’ military enlistment came as a big surprise for quite literally everyone. While there were talks of an exemption happening in the government, the agency HYBE Labels announcing the news on October 17 was, unsurprisingly, the talk of the town.

And now that the decision has been made, turns out, the members may still be able to keep setting the stage on fire if they desire. Yep, that’s right! As per a report published in K-pop portal Allkpop, during a regular press briefing on October 18, South Korea’s Ministry of Defense responded to the same.

According to an official from Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA), although BTS’ enlistment has been approved by SMPA and Armed Forces Recruitment Office (AFRO), all applicants are required to pass physical examinations before they can be enlisted into service. The official explained that the SMPA will be conducting background checks on each applicant before he or she undergoes medical exams and mental health assessments.

The process is expected to take up to three months at most and if all goes well, BTS fans can expect them back on stage as soon as possible.

A representative from the Department of National Defense (DND) recently hit on something that BTS and its fans have been thinking about for a while now: Should BTS be allowed to participate in military events and performances?

The answer, it turns out, is yes—and no.

BTS and their fans can look forward to more opportunities to serve their country in the future. However, they will not be getting special exemptions just because they are BTS members. “This opportunity is already available to some enlisted soldiers,” said Lt. Col. Chua Chun Leng, who serves as chief of public affairs for the DND’s media division. “We are not referencing any specific events or promotions at this time.”

The wait is almost over for BTS!

BIG HIT Music recently announced that the boy band would indeed be serving their time in the military in order to fulfill their military service requirements. So, it goes without saying that Jin will be the first one to go, followed by the others. The singer intends on withdrawing his service postponement request at the end of October, following which summons will be issued within three months.

Before he sets off to the military, as part of his solo debut, Jin is all set to drop a single for ARMY, which is expected to be in collaboration with Coldplay. How excited are you to see what the future has in store for the BTS boys? Let us know!

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