BTS is arguably the biggest boyband in existence at the moment. Their accolades and records speak volumes about their music. They are set to be on hiatus to fulfill South Korea’s mandatory military duty for citizens.

Bangtan Boyscouts/Beyond The Scene, popularly known as BTS, has finally enlisted to serve in the military. On Oct. 17, BigHit Music announced the announcement, adding that the boys will go on leave until 2025 to complete their pledge. Although there has always been a sense of ambiguity around their military duty, everything is now set in stone.

“After the phenomenal concert to support Busan’s bid for the World Expo 2030, and as each individual embarks on solo endeavors, it’s the perfect time and the members of BTS are honored to serve.”

BigHit music took to Twitter to everyone’s surprise for this announcement. To everyone’s amazement, BigHit music announced this on Twitter. The enlistment will probably take place in a way that fits each member’s future endeavors. The statement continued by confirming that Jin, the oldest, will depart for his military at the conclusion of October.


In South Korea, all able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 28 are required to serve for approximately two years. The seven BTS members were permitted to delay their conscription until they were 30. According to the statement, all seven members of the gang, the youngest of whom is 24 years old, intending to complete their duty.

Over the last two years, the K-pop group has dominated the global music market. Dynamite and Butter, two of their bouncy, peppy songs, are well known. They have also received accolades for their support of youths’ mental health.

Many South Koreans consider BTS to be a national treasure. Some lawmakers had proposed that the band be given a waiver so they could continue playing. Although as things stand, we will have to bid farewell to the boys for roughly three years.

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Anirban Biswas

Anirban Biswas has been writing for Thirsty For News since 2021 and has been covering various topics such as entertainment, music, and pop culture. In his free time, Anirban enjoys playing guitar, composing music and exploring new places.

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