MONSTA X’s Joohoney has personally announced his plans to enlist in the military.
On July 11, Joohoney posted a handwritten letter on MONSTA X’s fan cafe announcing that he would be enlisting on July 24.
Explaining why he had waited until now to reveal the news, Joohoney wrote, “Because the time I spend together with Monbebes [MONSTA X’s fans] and the MONSTA X members is so precious and happy for me, I wanted to spend this time more fully with all of you, so I wound up telling you this only today. Monbebes, I’ll be enlisting in the military on July 24.”
“I didn’t know when was the right time to say this, so honestly, I debated a lot over the timing,” continued Joohoney, before bringing up the group’s recent fan concerts that were held on July 8 and 9 this past weekend. “Because there is less time left now than I’d anticipated, even as I write this, I’m very worried about how Monbebes will feel… but above all else, I wanted Monbebes to smile and feel happy while watching me during our fan concert, and I wanted to see you all smiling like that. And I also wanted to make it possible for you all to feel that way.”
He went on, “I’m not leaving forever, so please don’t worry about me, and please promise to look at the sky every day and recall the things I said and think about Joohoney at least once a day!! Promise?… After I come back, I’ll show you more good things. Like I said, I think of this time as a comma for us. It’s not a period, but just a temporary comma that is leading to what lies next. [in English] I love you all day, I love you always, so in love with yourself. I’m truly grateful to you, who have taught me love. I love you, Monbebes.”
Joohoney will be the third member of MONSTA X to enlist following Shownu, who was discharged this spring, and Minhyuk, who is currently serving in the military.
Wishing Joohoney all the best during his upcoming service!
Watch MONSTA X on the variety show “Face ID” with English subtitles below: