SM Entertainment has confirmed that EXO's Chanyeol will be enlisting in the military this coming March.
“Chanyeol will be enlisting as an active duty soldier on March 29," SM Entertainment said in a statement on February 26 according to the report of Naver as translated by Soompi.
“His enlistment location and time will not be revealed, and no special events will take place," the agency added.
Chanyeol recently penned a letter to his fans prior to the news of his enlistment. It was his first letter to them since accusations about his personal life broke out four months ago.
He shared the letter on EXO's fan community.
"Hello. This is Chanyeol. I’m writing to EXO-L for the first time in a while," he said in the letter as reported by Naver and translated by Soompi.
The K-Pop star extended his apologies to his fans for not messaging them for months.
"First of all, I wanted to say that I’m sorry for causing concern to EXO-L, who have waited a long time."
"I’ve felt so truly sorry that I couldn’t express it in writing and I thought a lot about EXO-L during that time. I worried and thought a lot about how I could express my feelings to EXO-L in words," he wrote.
Chanyeol also extended his gratitude to his supporters for sending him gifts and letters on his birthday last November.
"I was so grateful for the posts and letters of support you sent me on my birthday. As I read each of them, I felt even more sorry and grateful.
"I thought a lot about how I can protect the precious hearts of EXO-L and how I can make it up to you as well, and I reflected on how I will not cause you worry again," he remarked.
He also thanked his supporters for congratulating him on the ninth year since he became a member of EXO.
"Also, I will do my best to make it clear that you were not wrong to believe in me. It’s a day later, but I once again sincerely thank all those who always remembered my first start.. and now that time has passed, congratulated me on my ninth anniversary.
"I also remember and will never forget my start, nine years ago. I won’t forget my mindset from that time.
"I will definitely protect all the generous love that you’ve sent me. EXO-L, please always stay healthy. Thank you," he remarked.