Super Junior member Donghae has shared an update for his fans as they wait for him to return from his army service!
Donghae uploaded a photo to his Instagram of a letter he wrote on his October 15 birthday, which was also the first anniversary of his enlistment.
“ELF, you’re all doing well, right?
It’s Super Junior’s Donghae. Today is October 15, my birthday and also a year since I enlisted in the army. I’ll return to ELF!! Now that I think about it, it’s already been a year since I said goodbye and entered!! Each day, there are many moments when I get excited thinking about meeting you. When I first enlisted, I worried a lot because it was my first time doing these things, and was concerned about whether or not I could do a good job. But now I’ve reached the third rank so I think I’m doing very well!!
I feel very secure because of ELF’s love, so please don’t worry!! We’re going to meet again soon, so just wait a little bit more!! Don’t get sick!!
I’ll come back healthy.
I love you, ELF.”
Donghae’s fellow member Kim Heechul commented on the post, “Wow, I can read Donghae’s handwriting. He’s made great strides.”
Donghae enlisted in the army for his mandatory military service October 15 of 2015. He is currently serving as a conscripted police officer, and it’s expected that he will be discharged in July of 2017.
We miss you, Donghae!