EXO Ls are gearing up for major separation anxiety as EXO will soon start sending their members to the military to fulfill their two-year mandatory military enlistment.
On Tuesday, SM Entertainment, the label’s agency issued the official date of Xiumin’s enlistment. The oldest member of EXO will be enlisting as an active duty soldier on May 7.
According to the said announcement, Xiumin, or Kim Minseok in real life, wishes to enlist quietly and opted to refrain from holding any greetings or send off events. The location and time of his enlistment will also be kept private.
Xiumin is an original member of EXO M before the two groups (EXO K) joined together and became one, when some of its Chinese members left the group and pursued their individual careers instead.
Xiumin is currently on tour with EXO sub-unit EXO-CBX with fellow members Baekhyun and Chen. Fans may still see him perform during the remaining stops of their “Magical Circus” tour in Japan towards the end of April.