In his recent live broadcast, SHINee‘s Taemin announced his enlistment and thanked fans for their love and support for the past 13 years of his career.
It was clear how conflicted Taemin was about his announcement from the start, saying “It’s hard for me to talk about this,” after remaining quiet for over a minute with a sad look on his face. But first and foremost, he wanted to express how grateful he was for Shawols, because he is “a person who wants to be loved a lot,” and they made him feel special.
Taemin shared that while he is away for his enlistment, he plans to “become more mature and think about many things.” As his broadcast continued, it became more clear how Taemin was struggling to hold back his tears, from sniffling to staying quiet for minutes, even saying that he “Feels so stupid” for feeling like this.
He reiterated how grateful he is for Shawols, thanking them for their continuous support and being there for him no matter what.
Thank you so much for always being next to me even when I was feeling lonely or going through hard times. Seriously.
Shawols will be patiently waiting for Taemin’s return November of next year!