MONSTA X Shownu military enlistment: K-pop star reveals buzzcut, sends an emotional message before leaving
Monsta X Shownu’s military enlistment date is here and right before leaving for the military, the K-pop star sent an emotional message for fans while also revealing his buzzcut hair. Touched fans took it to Twitter to trend ‘See you again Shownu’.
Shownu, the 29-year-old K-pop vocalist and main dancer of Monsta X previously addressed fans through a fan cafe message on July 10 where he wrote, “I will be taking a brief hiatus starting July 22 as I fulfill my duty to the nation. It feels like I just debuted, but now it’s already time to serve in the military.”
MONSTA X Shownu sends an emotional message before leaving for military
Shownu aka Son Hyun-woo will be enlisting in the military on July 22nd and serve as a public service worker due to his previous surgery for left eye retinal detachment. Before leaving for military training, Shownu took it to Twitter to send a farewell message to Monbebes.
He revealed his ‘buzzcut’ and wrote ‘I’ll be back.’ He assured fans writing, “It’ll be short so you don’t have to worry!” and added, “Don’t cry babe Okay, I’ll always be healthy, I love you too, I’ll see you soon!”
210722 Shownu on Fancafe
“ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎI’ll be back”
— Lia K (@tomyluvshownu) July 21, 2021
Monsta X fans have deciphered the meaning of the picture that he shared along with the message. A fan wrote, “so by korean tradition/metaphor the shoes, shownu posted on fc is referring to mbbs waiting for him to return from the military. and this man really said dont cry babe. like i’m gonna weep and sob and cry an entire ocean for you, this sweet, sweet man!”
so by korean tradition/metaphor the shoes shownu posted on fc is referring to mbbs waiting for him to return from the military. and this man really said dont cry babe. like i’m gonna weep and sob and cry an entire ocean for you, this sweet, sweet man ??
— a (@bigmonstas) July 21, 2021
Monsta X shares group pictures with Shownu on Twitter
Shownu also shared group pictures with Monsta X on Twitter writing, “With the promise that we will meet together again, I’ll enter in good health and be back. I’ll come back looking even more mature and cool. Thank you!”
— 몬스타엑스_MONSTA X (@OfficialMonstaX) July 22, 2021
Touched Monbebes trend ‘See you again Shownu’ on Twitter
Shownu has been the heart of Monsta X since the group’s debut in 2015. His fancafe updates have brought joy to many, hence the K-pop artist leaving prompted the fandom to trend multiple hashtags on Twitter with heartwarming messages.
A fan wrote, “I just.. I know shownu’s gonna update us, but I’ll miss seeing him and I’m sad. and he keeps saying the most lovely, funny, sweet things, reassuring us and being the best. we LOVE you and we’ll see you soon. BYE.”
Another Monbebe tweeted, “we’ll miss you on stage performing and being active within the industry but we’ll #SeeYouAgainShownu!” Speaking of ‘I’ll Be There’ crooner, a fan shared, “You know, Shownu is like a safe place for everyone so if he won’t be here for 2 years, his shadow is always with us!”
Fans send off MONSTA X’s Shownu by trending the hashtag #SeeYouAgainShownu as he enlists today
Just a few days ago, MONSTA X‘ Shownu announced that he will soon be joining the army for mandatory military enlistment.
On July 10, Shownu personally told MONSTA X fans Monbebe that he would be enlisting for his mandatory military service on July 22. He left a letter on the group’s official fan cafe personally writing to fans that he will be off to serve his national duty.
He wrote, “I will be taking a brief hiatus starting July 22 as I fulfill my duty to the nation. It feels like I just debuted, but now it’s already time to serve in the military.”
Shownu continued, “I’ve worked hard up until now, and it’s been both fun and tiring. I’ve spent a lot of meaningful time with my members and our fans. During that time, the support and love I received from our fans isn’t something that people can so easily give to each other. I think I thought it was natural, but I realized that isn’t the case. Thank you for letting me experience so many things with MONSTA X. I’ll do my best to repay you for all of the love, and MONSTA X and I will continue to have great times together.”
Then on July 22 at midnight KST, fans began tweeting messages to their beloved idol group member to wish him well while he is away for his military service. Fans expressed their love and wrote that they will be waiting for Shownu to return safely.
Son Hyun-woo (Korean: 손현우, born June 18, 1992), better known by his stage name Shownu, is a South Korean singer and dancer. He is the main dancer and vocalist in the South Korean boy band Monsta X, which debuted under Starship Entertainment in 2015 through Mnet’s survival show No.Mercy.