Fans went crazy when members of BTS announced a “temporary hiatus” this summer and it turns out they’ll be apart longer than we expected. Members of the popular K-pop band won’t reunite before 2025 and they’re taking this time to fulfill military service and focus on solo projects.
Members of BTS recently came together for the first time in six months and performed a free concert in Busan to support South Korea’s bid to host the World Expo in 2030. Shortly after this event, their agency Big Hit Music announced all seven members of the K-pop group are set to complete their mandatory military terms, starting with Jin.
“Members of the group plan to carry out their military service based on their own individual plans. Both the company and the members of BTS are looking forward to reconvening as a group again around 2025 following their service commitment,” reads the statement by Big Hit Music.
Jin will enlist after releasing his debut solo album and wrapping up promotional events for this record in late October. He’s the second BTS member to drop a solo album, following the release of J-Hope’s Jack in the Box earlier this summer. The rest of the group’s members are yet to announce their plans for the future, but Big Hit Music’s statement claims they’re “beyond proud that they will each now have time to explore their unique interests.”