BTS’ Jin gets talking about his military enlistment during live broadcast of ‘The Astronaut’

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Jin, the oldest member of the BTS, is currently busy promoting his solo single ‘The Astronaut’ for which he collaborated with the British band Coldplay. For the unversed, the solo track dropped on October 28, 2022, at 1 pm KST. It was only after a few hours after the song’s release that Jin held a live broadcast to celebrate the new track. It was during the same time that the BTS member talked about a whole lot of things, including his new song, music, and, most importantly, his upcoming military enlistment.

Military enlistment

There is no denying that the fans appreciated Jin’s directness towards the topic that he rarely talked about to date. He revealed that he was going to enlist in the military in May or June because he preferred enlistment in summer rather than winter. However, his plans were pushed ahead because of the group’s promotional activities for their anthology album ‘Proof’ and preparations for the World Expo concert in Busan. Jin also revealed that ‘BE’ was supposed to be the group’s last album for a while since the members were going to enlist and also indulge in solo activities.

The singer further revealed that the other members of BTS suggested that they should have a concert with the Army where they could hear them cheer. That is why they convinced Jin to wait for the revelation. Jin was also quick to note that the K-pop group received a lot of hate from people wanting them to enlist faster and wondering why they were delaying it. He also revealed that though they already had plans to enlist, they could not reveal the plans sooner. Jin revealed that the announcement of their enlistment was not made before their Busan concert as they did not wish for the mega event to be filled with emotions.

The aftermath of the Seoul stampede incident

Around 150 people lost their lives in a stampede at one of the Halloween events in Seoul, South Korea, recently. After the same, BTS’ agency, BIGHIT Music, announced on Sunday the postponement of the release of the scheduled events of Jin. The official account of BTS took to Twitter and shared the update in Korean and English languages.

Here is what the official handle tweeted, “[Notice] Jin’s content postponement announcement. We would like to inform you that the event and content below have been postponed. 12 PM, October 30 (KST) Stationhead Listening Party. 0 AM, October 31 (KST) The Astronaut Lyric Video.” In another tweet, it added, “The changed schedules will be announced through a separate notice. We ask for your generous understanding. Thank you.”

The announcement was made after 150 people got killed in an unfortunate stampede at the Halloween event in Seoul, as per AFP. The crowd surge and the crush hit reportedly happened in the capital’s Itaewon district, where around 100,000 people, mostly in their teens and 20s, went to celebrate Halloween, as per police officials.