Lee Chanhyuk may only be 21 years old, but he is already thinking about enlisting in the military.
On January 5th, Akdong Musician met with Star News to promote their latest release, Spring Vol. 2. In the short meeting, Chanhyuk disclosed his plans of enlisting in the military before the end of next year.
When asked why, he explained,
“My 5 closest friends are all either in the military right now, or they have been discharged. The enlistment period for the people around me have set an enlistment standard for me too.
According to that standard, I should have enlisted sometime between the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015.”
For Chanhyuk, he believes that the time spent in the military is not that long and relies on the loyalty of their fans for support. He approached the subject with sincerity and expressed, “If our fans love our songs, we believe our fans will wait for our music. There is always the possibility of us being forgotten, but if they have memories with Akdong Musician, I believe they will wait for us. I don’t think the hiatus will seem that long.”
Suhyun also shared her thoughts on the idea of performing without her brother and said, “The absence of my older brother will bring emptiness, but I’ll be trying me best to continue performing.”
Akdong Musician made their debut under YG Entertainment back in 2014 and just released their second studio album this month.