BTS’ V confirms military enlistment: Here’s what you need to know

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BTS’ V, also known as Taehyung, took to Instagram on December 10 to share a significant update with fans – a series of pictures revealing his new buzz-cut hairstyle. Accompanying the images was a simple caption, ‘D-1,’ confirming that the idol would be embarking on his military service on December 11.

Stylish Goodbye

In one of the shared photos, V showcased his buzz cut while sporting sunglasses, expressing his desire to try this look with the new hairstyle. The confident and stylish farewell post resonated with fans, who praised his ability to pull off any look effortlessly.

Farewell Surprise from Tae Crew

A day prior, on December 9, V posted on Instagram, offering a glimpse into the surprise farewell organized by his staff, lovingly known as the Tae Crew. The celebration featured a cake wishing him a safe return and a rolling paper filled with heartfelt messages from the staff. The expressions of love and support highlighted the strong bond between V and his team.

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Assurances and Appreciation

V shared more photos, expressing his gratitude for the warm wishes and gifts received ahead of his enlistment. In one post, he assured fans that he would return safely. These updates and interactions on social media serve as a poignant way for V to connect with ARMY and share this transitional moment in his career.

Upcoming Projects and Collaborations

As V prepares for his military service, fans can look forward to BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star, a docuseries streaming on Disney+ from December 20. The series will offer a retrospective view of the group’s remarkable journey over the past decade.

Kim Taehyung will feature in IU’s upcoming music video for her new album, which is set to release in the first half of 2024. Despite his impending enlistment, V has actively participated in projects and collaborations, showcasing his commitment to his artistic endeavors.

Quality Time with Wooga Squad

Before commencing his military duty, V spent valuable time with the Wooga Squad, a group of close friends that includes Park Seo Joon, Park Hyung Sik, Choi Woo Shik, and Peakboy. These moments of camaraderie and friendship underline the support system that surrounds V as he embarks on this new chapter.