Watch: Highlight’s Lee Gikwang Leaves Special Message To Fans In Behind-The-Scenes Video From Enlistment Day
Lee Gikwang has left a special message prior to his military enlistment!
On April 18, Lee Gikwang entered the Nonsan Army Recruit Training Center, where he is receiving basic military training before officially beginning his service as a conscripted policeman at the Gyeonggi Southern Provincial Police Agency.
As he previously expressed his wish to enlist quietly, Lee Gikwang did not hold special events on his enlistment day. However, he did leave a video message to fans, which his agency Around Us Entertainment revealed on April 26.
The video begins with Lee Gikwang holding a Naver V Live broadcast minutes before his enlistment, showing off his new haircut. Sitting next to Lee Gikwang is his fellow Highlight member Yang Yoseob, who is also currently serving in the military. After concluding the broadcast, Yang Yoseob goes to great lengths to explain the correct way to wear the military beret and how to properly say “salute.”
The video goes on to reveal Lee Gikwang’s message to fans. The Highlight member begins, “Hello, this is Lee Gikwang. I’m at a cafe near the Nonsan Army Recruit Training Center. I came here with some agency employees and my family. I plan to enter the training center after eating delicious food and a cup of coffee.”
He continues, “I sincerely thank all fans who have loved, supported, and cherished us for the past 10 years. Thanks to you, I’m able to enter the center with some great memories starting from the Seoul concert as well as concerts in Taiwan and Japan. With those memories, I will complete training and make a comeback as a mature and confident man. Until then, please stay healthy.”
“Don’t worry too much about us,” adds Lee Gikwang. “Don’t cry, and I hope that we can say goodbye while smiling. I hope your lives are filled with laughters. As seasons change, be careful not to catch a cold or allergies. Put your health as your top priority because that will allow you to enjoy our music and performances once we all return from the military. I will also be mindful of my health and return after serving well in the military. I hope it will be a year and seven months when we can all be healthy and happy.”
Lee Gikwang concluded the video message by promoting Son Dongwoon’s solo album, which was released on April 22.
Check out the video below!