SHINee’s Minho Addresses Fans With Hand Written Letter Before His Military Enlistment

Minho shared his thoughts before his enlistment.

SHINee’s Minho uploaded a post onto the group’s official social media accounts, addressing his fans prior to his military enlistment in the Marine Corps.

Hello, it’s SHINee’s Minho!

It’s been a long time since I’ve written out my thoughts like this. Everyone knows right? I will be joining the military on April 15. If it’s short, it will be short and if it’s long, it’s long, but I will be away from you all for a short while.

Time has passed by very quickly since my debut on May 25, 2008. It has been a happy, delightful, and absolutely unforgettable moment with everyone.

I think that being able to experience many things and growth is thanks to all of your interest and support. Looking back and thinking for a moment, I never imagined that I would be able to receive the love and support from SHINee World since I am lacking. SHINee World became a source of warmth and comfort to me, when I ran forward and worked hard and only looked after myself. I sincerely want to thank everyone again.

Just the fact that someone was next to me was a huge source of happiness to me. I am really going to miss our SHINee World who have helped me grow, who helped me look back on my past, who helped shape me to be more flexible, who help me look forward ambitiously to the future. You let me know that being stiff isn’t always necessary.

I am sorry that I am unable to connect more with you guys, that I can’t express myself more. I am very sorry… ^^ But you still all know that I am thankful and love you all right??? I will hold all of the support you give me and return from the military healthy.

I will work even harder in the military so I won’t disappoint you all and keep giving out positive energy. Thank you and thank you again. And I love you all!!! You are forever my hope.

2019.4.14 SHINee Choi Minho

P.S. Everyone, you know I’m Choi Minho right? Don’t worry!! Pilseung!!!


Minho also shared numerous photos of himself with his new military haircut, sporting a stylish short do.

Minho’s expected military discharge date is November 15, 2020.