Chogiwa – Today is May 6th, EXO Baekhyun’s birthday. This is also the day for him to enlistment to the military. So, unlike other EXO members, that EXO’s Baekhyun enlists on his birthday is not a secret.
EXO’s Baekhyun Enlist on His Birthday
As mentioned above, EXO-Ls around the world have been anticipating this day. It is not a secret that today Baekhyun’s will start serving the South Korean military. He has announced this news beforehand during one of his IG lives on March.
The ironic part is that today is also his 29th Birthday or 30th Korean age. So, fans are contemplating about whether they will celebrate his birthday or send him off to the military. However, Baekhyun has eased all the pains by updating some news in all his social media accounts. In his IG account, he posted a picture of his, wearing black hat that indicated his hair just shaved.
In his Twitter account, he Twitted “고마워 내사랑들아“ which means “Thank you my love”.
While in Bubble he sent a voice note saying “I’ll go and return safely hehe, thank you for the birthday wishes today, I like and love you a lot! I’ll be back”.
Baekhyun Will Serve as A Social Worker
Earlier Dispatch has leaked information about where Baekhyun will be stationed during his military service. Dispatch reported that he will serve as social worker. Some people are wondering why? Some even accused him of getting preferential treatment. Since social worker is a position in military that is only for those with certain conditions.
It happens to be true that Baekhyun even clarifies this statement by saying his current health condition. The condition which fans had no idea all this time. According to the report, Baekhyun is currently under medical treatment due to hypothyroidism. Based on the submitted medical records, Baekhyun’s health condition is in the lowest criteria. The decision made after a comprehensive evaluation by Military Manpower Administration. So, after completing three weeks of basic military training, he will replace his military service as a social worker.
Will EXO’s Military Enlistment tradition Continued?
The next thing in question is will EXO’s military enlistment tradition continued? EXO has a special enlistment tradition. It is releasing a group photo where EXO members will hold the bald head of the enlisted member. This tradition started back since Xiumin in 2019. The last was Chanyeol on April 29th. Though fans were a bit disappointed at the beginning when there was no so-called photo on the day of Chanyeol’s enlistment. Actually, there was a photo. However, the picture was taken during filming their upcoming MV. To avoid the spoiler the picture released 10 days after. EXO’s Baekhyun enlists on his birthday will have the same tradition?
Baekhyun is going to be the sixth member who will enlist to the military. It means, 3 members are currently in the military now, Suho, Chen and Chanyeol. Though D.O. and Xiumin has been discharged from the military, it means there are only four EXO members who will send Baekhyun off to the military. Though of course, EXO is the king of surprise, fans would never know what they will do. Just like the last time they sent Chen off, there was Suho there.
EXO Comeback 2021 with OT6
Anyway, EXO is currently on hiatus. However, as they promised, EXO comeback 2021 with OT6 in the middle of the year. It seems they have been working really hard for the short time. They only have some months to prepare everything after D.O.’s discharge in January 2021 and Chanyeol’s enlistment in April 2021. They have shared a spoiler regarding their ‘mini’ comeback.
There are the remaining two members who will serve the military soon, maybe next year, Kai and Sehun. After that, EXO will come back full force and nothing could stop them. 2025 is expected to be their grand comeback, hopefully with complete OT9 with Lay included.