In a live broadcast on Weverse on Sept 17, 2023, BTS member Suga shared his thoughts ahead of his military enlistment on Sept 22. He will be the third member of BTS to enlist, following in the footsteps of group mates Jin and J-Hope.
During the broadcast, Suga said: “I came to report my survival. Although I haven’t seen it to the public, I am living a very busy life.” He added that he had completed “various filming and schedules.”
Suga also showed off his latest haircut in preparation for his enlistment. He told fans” “It’s been a long time since I had hair this short. I had long hair for about two years.”
The change in his appearance also surprised BigHit Music staff members. Suga joked BTS staff “didn’t recognize me (when I cut my hair).”
Suga also reported on his current health status. He explained that while he was feeling well now, he experienced fatigue following his Suga Agust D concert tour in early August. He said: “I was sick for two weeks after the [final] performance. I really just rested.”
He reflected: “I felt depressed because I felt like Chapter 1 had ended after 10 years of activity.”
BigHit Music announces Suga’s military enlistment
Yesterday, BigHit Music announced Suga’s military enlistment. The statement urged fans to “refrain from visiting Suga at his workplace” as he performs his military service. They added that fans should “convey your warm regards and encouragement in your hearts only.”
BigHit Music also cautioned fans against getting scammed by “unauthorized tours or package products that illegally use the artist’s intellectual property.”
Suga’s BTS group mates RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are also set to enlist in the coming years. BigHit Music has previously indicated that BTS members will be reuniting as a group around 2025, after fulfilling their service commitments.