SHINee’s Taemin Updates Fans In The Most Perfect Way Possible

“By. 6v6”

SHINee‘s Taemin enlisted in military service on May 31st, 2021. However, on January 14th, 2022, it was announced that the idol would become a public worker for his military service due to worsening anxiety and depression.

SM Entertainment previously released a statement to reassure fans that Taemin was getting the treatment he needed.

This is SM Entertainment. Taemin has been transferred to a supportive role in the Military Band of the Defensive Support Corps as of January 14, 2022.

Taemin had been suffering from depression and anxiety since previously and has been continuing to receive counselling and treatment during his service but recently, due to his worsening condition, it was decided that he could not continue both a regular service life and treatment at the same time, and following the military’s decision, he was transferred to a supportive role.

As such, he will be working as a public worker and doing his best there. We are sorry to worry you with the sudden news and the company will focus on Taemin’s treatment in the future and do our best, such that he achieves stability.

Thank you.

— SM Entertainment

But, of course, fans have not only been hoping that Taemin is feeling better since switching roles, but they miss getting regular content and updates from the idol.

Fans have enjoyed the bits of content they’ve been given, like Taemin’s fictional persona, Taemari from his self-created Taemari & Ggung brand, was able to celebrate his cat, Kkoong’s first birthday.

Fans were even excited to see a surprise appearance from Taemin on the news when a photo of the idol appeared during a Roblox segment.

| @MBC_entertain/Twitter

But now fans have received another update, this time seemingly from the artist himself.

SHINee’s managers created an Instagram account, @shinee_atoz, where they started to upload behind-the-scenes photos of the group about a week ago.

| @shinee_atoz/Instagram

Fans are incredibly grateful for the account and the new content.

Recently, the account was updated with a new photo of Kkoong, and fans couldn’t be more excited.

Taemin’s cat Kkoong | @shinee_atoz/Instagram

Although the account has shared photos of Taemin’s adorable cat before…

| @shinee_atoz/Instagram

The caption of the recent post reads, “Taemin’s phone background these days By. 6v6”

So, understandably, fans are taking it as an update from Taemin himself.

And while it’s possible Taemin simply gave the content to his managers to share for him, some fans believe Taemin actually even uploaded the photo and caption himself.

But regardless of who posted the photo, fans are ecstatic at the unexpected content from Taemin.

One fan wisely pointed out that rather than simply getting a photo update of Taemin himself or general news about what the idol has been doing, Taemin chose to share something that brings him comfort.

And knowing that Taemin has Kkoong to comfort him inevitably reassures his fans.

Seeing Taemin’s iconic “6v6” brought fans immense comfort of their own.

And hopefully, there will be more updates from Taemin in the future.