WINNER’s Kim Jin Woo Announces Enlistment Plans In Heartfelt Letter To Fans

WINNER’s Kim Jin Woo has announced that he will be enlisting.

On March 27, he took to WINNER’s official fan club site to share a handwritten letter to Inner Circle [WINNER’s official fan club name] to share the news with them first.

A source from his agency YG Entertainment confirmed the news and said, “Kim Jin Woo will be enlisting on April 2, he announced it through a letter to fans.” They stated that after four weeks of basic training, Kim Jin Woo will carry out his military service as a public service worker.

His letter to fans reads as follows:

Inner Circle, hello.

I’m here because I have some news and I wanted you to be the first people to know about it.

Hm… I will be enlisting on April 2!

Though I will be apart from our Inner Circle for a bit, I will be healthy, brave, and do well, so our Inner Circle should also do your best in whatever you’re doing and put your health first! I hope you will be well.

And most of all, I am happy that we released news of our album, which is like a gift to us and you, before I go! We prepared it with so much joy in our hearts, and I’m so happy that we’ll get to listen to it with Inner Circle.

We still have good times ahead of us, so let’s smile and be happy! Though I haven’t been able to repay everything I have received, you know that Inner Circle is always No. 1 in my heart, right? Hehe.

And to my dongsaengs [younger brothers], who are now like real brothers to me.

I’m always grateful and I love you!

To Inner Circle, who always hold us up whenever and wherever! I’ll be well while I’m gone! Please take care of my dongsaengs.

Let’s meet again after I’m back! Stay healthy! I sincerely love you.

Born in 1991, Kim Jin Woo will be the first WINNER member to carry out his military service. WINNER released their pre-release track “Hold” on March 26 and their third album “Remember” will be released on April 9.

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