Super Junior will continue as an 8 membered group
Super Junior will continue to promote their music as an 8-membered group.
Following fellow member Kang In, Super Junior’s Kim Heechul has decided to enlist into the Korean military. He will be leaving for basic training at a camp in Choonam Nonsan for four weeks, starting on September 1st. Afterwards, he will embark on his official military duties for 23 months.
Super Junior put on their last “Mr. Simple” performance with Heechul on SBS’s ’Inkigayo‘, and they took home the ‘Mutizen’ award for that week. Afterwards, Heechul shared a profound tweet with his fans, saying, “To my friend JungSoo (Leeteuk’s birth name) and to all of my Super Junior members, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’m sure all our fans know I’m not good at expressing my feelings, so I’ll leave you with that. I’ll be back– take care of yourselves!”
Member Choi Si Won has also temporarily ceased all activities with Super Junior, due his role in the upcoming drama, ‘Poseidon‘. It was decided that it was too difficult for him to continue promoting with the group, since his filming for the drama will takes place in areas away from the city.
Nevertheless, Super Junior will continue to put on phenomenal performances on stage, even without these two beloved members.