BIGHIT MUSIC has responded to news of Suga’s enlistment.
On December 13, it was announced that BTS member Suga would be assigned to serve as a public service worker. Specific recruitment plans, such as the time of recruitment, have not been released. In response to the reports, a representative of BIGHIT MUSIC shared, “BTS members plan to serve in the military gradually according to their own plans. It is difficult to confirm the personal details of the artist.’
After the news broke, it was speculated that Suga was assigned as a public service worker because he underwent surgery in 2020. At the time, the agency released an official statement explaining the reason behind the decision to undergo surgery. The statement mentioned that “Suga also felt it was important for him to return to good health in order to prepare for his mandatory military service as well as his music career after his service. After extensive discussion with the company, it was decided to undergo surgery.”