On April 9, ASTRO organised a fan gathering to celebrate the sixth anniversary of their debut at Seoul’s SK Olympic Handball Stadium. During the event, MJ delivered a tearful message in which he informed his fans that he would be joining the army exactly one month later, on May 9.
“I will be enrolling in the military on May 9,” MJ stated, sobbing. I’m sorry to have to offer such bad news today when we’re finally meeting in person for the first time in a long time. But because of that, today is very special to me, and I believe it will be the day I remember the most.”
After MJ personally announced his enrollment during the fan gathering, Fantagio issued the following official statement:
HELLO. THIS IS FANTAGIO.
WE WANT TO THANK AROHA, WHO AT ALL TIMES GIVE ASTRO THEIR UNSPARING LOVE, AS WE MAKE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATING TO OUR ARTIST ASTRO’S MJ’S ARMY ENLISTMENT.
MJ CAN BE ENLISTING ON MAY 9 AT A ARMY COACHING HEART, THE PLACE HE’LL OBTAIN FUNDAMENTAL COACHING, AFTER WHICH HE FULFILL HIS ARMY RESPONSIBILITY AS A MEMBER OF THE ARMY BAND.
IN ORDER TO FORESTALL THE UNFOLD OF COVID-19, THE TIME AND PLACE OF MJ’S ENLISTMENT IS NOT GOING TO BE MADE PUBLIC, AND HE CAN BE ENLISTING WITH NONE PARTICULAR [PUBLIC] MEASURES, SO WE ASK FOR FOLLOWERS’ BENEFICIANT UNDERSTANDING ON THIS REGARD.
WE ASK THAT YOU SIMPLY GIVE YOUR UNSPARING ASSIST TO ASTRO’S MJ, WHO WILL RETURN IN GOOD WELL BEING AFTER DILIGENTLY FULFILLING HIS ARMY RESPONSIBILITY.