SHINee’s Onew, Key, And Minho Give Fans An Update On Taemin’s Life In The Military

They said he’s even cuter than ever!

SHINee‘s Onew, Key, and Minho gave fans an update on how Taemin‘s doing!

SHINee’s Onew, Taemin, Key, and Minho | SHINee/VLIVE

Onew, Minho, and Key held a special YouTube live on May 25 in honor of SHINee’s 14th anniversary. During the live, they answered fans’ questions, reminisced on their career, and more.

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During the live stream, Minho noticed that Shawols were asking about Taemin in the comments. Taemin is currently finishing up his military service as a public worker, so fans have not seen him in a while. Shawols were worried about him because SM Entertainment announced that he switched to being a public worker due to depression and anxiety.

The members revealed that they had seen Taemin recently, and he’s doing very well. They said he’s healthy and cuter than ever! Minho said, “He is very healthy and well. I don’t know if I can say this, but he gained so much weight. It is so cute.” 

Minho said Taemin looks a bit like he did in middle school.

Key was happy that Taemin had time to do what he wants to do. As a public worker, Taemin works from 9-6 every day, and he gets to go home when his work day is over, which leaves him with free time to relax. Key said, “He needs time to do everything he wants. It’s great to see him.” 

Minho said Taemin looks so adorable with his weight gain that he wants him to maintain his new weight and debut again!

Onew said Taemin frequently tells the members how much he misses the fans. Onew said, “He misses the fans so much. He sincerely says this.”

Onew also revealed that Taemin rents practice rooms every now and then to keep his skills sharp and return to fans as an even better performer. He said, “When he has time, he rents a practice room and practices. He will return with great sides for you.”

Shawols were thrilled to hear that Taemin is doing so well, and they thought his hyungs’ description of how cute he is was so sweet!

We’re so glad Taemin is doing well, and we can’t wait to see him again!