Teen Top’s Changjo set to enlist on November 20, eliciting heartfelt support from fans
- By: Nat.O
- 1 month ago
Teen Top member and actor Choi Jong-hyun (Changjo) will begin his military service on November 20.
On the 24th, his agency, Beat Interactive, stated, “Choi Jong-hyun (Teen Top’s Changjo) will enlist as an active-duty soldier in the ROK Army on November 20. He will diligently fulfill his national defense duties in the ROK Army Military Band.”
Changjo personally shared the news of his enlistment with his fans through his social media. He expressed his goal to return to his fans as a more resilient and healthy individual.
He said, “I will fulfill my duties and return with a smile to reciprocate the love from Angels & Jeri. Let’s meet each other with smiles in May 2025.”
Before his enlistment on November 20, Changjo will host a solo fan meeting, ‘Changjo’s Birthday Party,’ to spend special time with his fans.
Changjo, who debuted as a member of Teen Top in 2010, has received much love over the years with numerous hit songs. He has also been active as an all-around solo artist, participating in shows like ‘Hit the Stage,’ and various web dramas. This year, he signed an exclusive contract with Beat Interactive and embarked on new activities as a singer and actor.
Fans are eagerly anticipating Changjo’s growth and future endeavors after completing his military service in a diligent and healthy manner.
Below is the official statement from Beat Interactive:
“Hello, this is Beat Interactive.
Our artist, Choi Jong-hyun (Teen Top’s Changjo), will enlist as an active-duty soldier in the ROK Army on November 20.
Choi Jong-hyun recently passed the specialist examination for the Military Manpower Administration. Therefore, he will enter the army on November 20, undergo basic military training, and fulfill his national defense duties in the ROK Army Military Band.
For the safety of all, we will not publicly disclose the specific time and location of his enlistment. Also, please understand that there will be no separate official event on the day of his enlistment. We kindly ask for the understanding of our many fans.
On November 18, two days before his enlistment, Changjo will hold a solo fan meeting, ‘Changjo’s Birthday Party,’ where he will personally greet his fans.
We sincerely thank everyone who loves and supports Changjo. Please look forward to Changjo’s new activities with great expectations and interest once he completes his military service.
Here is Changjo’s full message:
“Hello, Angels and Jeris! This is Choi Jong-hyun, also known as Changjo.
I debuted in 2010 and have been working hard until 2023. Among all the messages I’ve written to you, this one makes me feel a bit nervous.
I will be enlisting in the military on November 20, 2023.
I’ve always thought our Teen Top members who have enlisted and completed their service were amazing and cool when I saw them. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been preparing mentally while watching them, but I’m actually looking forward to my enlistment, and I’m feeling quite nervous.
My goal is to return to you as a more resilient and healthy individual. I’m grateful because you’ve supported me a lot, even though I was lacking in many ways from 2010 until now. Thanks to your support, I believe I can endure this time of being apart, and come back stronger and healthier.
Thank you very much for all your love and support.
I promise to fulfill my duties and return with a smile to repay the love from Angels & Jeri. Let’s live with the hope of meeting each other in good health in May 2025.
May 19, 2025, is a Monday, which is my discharge date. I will heal your Monday blues, won’t I? On that day, let’s smile and greet each other healthily! Thank you once again; I love you, Angels & Jeris.”
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