2AM’s Jo Kwon Talks About How Musicals With EXO’s Xiumin, Yoon Ji Sung, And More Helped Him During Military Service + His Future Plans
Following his military discharge, Jo Kwon has shared his experience in the army and his future plans.
After enlisting in August 2018, Jo Kwon was discharged from the military on March 24 due to their COVID-19 protocol and personally announced his return with a letter.
In an interview with OSEN, Jo Kwon shared, “I still can’t believe it. I still feel like I’ll have to return every evening. When I open my eyes in the morning, I feel restless, and my memories as a soldier run through my mind all day. I had only imagined the day of my discharge, so it feels like a dream, and I am so happy. For awhile, I think I’ll have the post-discharge blues.”
Although on a break from promotions while enlisted, Jo Kwon performed in musicals “Shinheung Military Academy” and “Return: The Promise of the Day” (literal title). He commented, “The military is a place where a really diverse group of people gather and create a special bond. That’s why the memories I have with soldiers I met while participating in musicals ‘Shinheung Military Academy’ and ‘Return: The Promise of the Day’ are most memorable.”
He continued, “If not now, I wonder when I would ever get to eat, sleep, and train with Lee Jin Ki (SHINee‘s Onew), Yoon Ji Sung, Cha Hak Yeon (VIXX‘s N), Kim Sunggyu, Kim Min Seok (EXO‘s Xiumin), actor Kim Min Seok, Go Eun Sung, Lee Jae Kyoon, Lee Sungyeol, Kim Min Ho, Kang Ha Neul, and Ji Chang Wook. With that in mind, I remember encouraging each another throughout our service.”
Despite being newly discharged, Jo Kwon is ready to jump right back into promotions. He is already scheduled to appear on JTBC’s “Ask Us Anything” alongside 2PM’s Wooyoung, Block B’s P.O, and WINNER‘s Song Mino.
When asked what he wants to do first following his discharge, Jo Kwon answered, “The thing I wanted to do most was communicate often with my fans through social media. I am glad I can now upload content in real-time. Starting from this morning, I gave all my unit executives a phone call and have been spending each day busily, with interviews and V Live broadcasts. I’m going to leave my hairstyle until today and plan to transform my style tomorrow.”
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