On December 4, coinciding with his birthday, BTS’ Jin shared a touching message on the global fan community platform Weverse. In the heartfelt post, Jin expressed his gratitude for the birthday wishes from ARMYs worldwide. He typically celebrates his birthday with a live stream alongside fans but mentioned feeling a bit of sadness this year due to the inability to enjoy that tradition. Despite the physical distance, Jin conveyed hope that ARMYs find joy in their hearts during this time.
Instead of the iconic 'Hello I'm world wide handsome Jin' it will become "Hello I'm world wide handsome Seargent Jin, btw I got promoted 4 months early' https://t.co/RDdBToNG3m
— 🗝 to the Magic Shop⁷ (@KeyToMagicShop) December 5, 2023
Update on Military Service
Jin reflected on the fact that a year had passed since he began his military service. While acknowledging that there is still some time until his return, he expressed excitement about the prospect of coming back soon, with only 1/3 of his military service remaining. Jin extended another round of thanks to fans for the birthday wishes, concluding his message with a significant update – he has been promoted once again and currently holds the rank of Sergeant Kim Seok Jin, playfully adding “important” in front of it.
BTS Members’ Military Enlistment
In the broader context of BTS members’ military service, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook have officially commenced their enlistment process, as confirmed by BIGHIT MUSIC. While Jimin and Jungkook are set to enlist together, RM and V will follow their own enlistment procedures. The agency emphasized that there won’t be an official ceremony event on the day of their entry, urging fans not to visit the enlistment sites to prevent crowding issues. Instead, BIGHIT MUSIC encouraged fans to express their warm support and encouragement from their hearts.
Celebrating Achievements and Looking Forward
Jin’s early promotion to the rank of Sergeant reflects his exceptional service during his military duty. Fans celebrated this milestone, showcasing their unwavering support for the BTS member. As Jin and other members fulfill their mandatory service, ARMYs eagerly anticipate their return to the stage. Jin’s message on Weverse provided a glimpse into his appreciation for fans, his reflections on the passage of time, and his positive outlook toward the future.