Before he went off to military service on May 12, Kim Hyun Joong uploaded photos of himself getting his head shaved for preparation of military enlistment and a hand-written letter on his official fan cafe, expressing his thoughts about his mandatory service and apologizing to his fans.
In the letter, Kim Hyun Joong wrote, “Hello, this is Kim Hyun Joong. I have to say goodbye without even getting a chance to comfortably say hello.”
Moreover, he apologized for showing such bad sides of himself to his fans and the general public, and confessed his frustration in things he couldn’t say elsewhere. “I was very sorry. I had to stay quiet because I am a public figure and I can’t easily express my true feelings to anyone. The past days have been hard, blaming myself for not being able to be more mature and thoughtful,” said Kim Hyun Joong.
He especially spoke out to fans who have been with him since the days of SS501. He wrote, “I don’t know how I should apologize. I just feel like I’m leaving with a load of debt on my shoulders.”
The star also did not forget to thank those fans who trusted in him until the day of his enlistment. “You guys helped me psychologically in those hectic times. You knew of things that I didn’t have a chance to tell, and made me have confidence, he explained.
Kim Hyun Joong went on to talk about his anticipation of being in service and his strong determination in it, and wrote, “All men go to the military, but now that it’s actually my turn to go, I do feel myself being weak. The next two years are going to be new chapters in my life. I will come back to society as a responsible man and public figure.”
Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong enlisted for his mandatory military service on May 12 and is still undergoing legal settlements with his ex-girlfriend.