KUALA LUMPUR: Hunky member of popular K-Pop group Exo Xiumin is set to enlist in the Korean military today.
In conjunction with the occasion, the idol shared photos of himself sporting much shorter hair than his usual locks on his personal account yesterday.
The photos with no captions featured the 29-year-old star posing for the camera with a typical military style buzzcut.
According to Soompi, the time and location of his enlistment today was not revealed in accordance with his wish to experience a quiet enlistment without any fanfare.
Xiumin also recently wrote a heartfelt letter to fans, or Exo-Ls as they’re known, and held a fan meeting last Saturday in order to pay tribute to the group’s many followers before his enlistment.
Part of his letter read: “Flowers have been blooming nicely these days. Have you gone out to see them? Flowers are appearing, the weather has gotten warmer, and yesterday was Exo’s seventh anniversary since its debut! I feel grateful to everyone and everything as I feel that Exo was born at a very nice time.”
He added: “To be honest, I am writing today as there is important news I want to share with all of you first. Military duty! I am going to the military on May 7! I will return in good health.”
Fans who miss him can at least get a little solace from his brand new solo track, You, which is expected to drop on Thursday, via SM Station, as a special gift to Exo-Ls.
Xiumin is the first of the nine member K-Pop group to enlist.