BTS: RM left a lengthy statement that alluded to his military duty. He also mentioned feeling afraid. He said the following.
BTS’s leader RM, alias Kim Namjoon, has written a letter to his followers and discussed a variety of subjects, such as his emotions, the affection of his followers, and his time in the military. RM suggested on Weverse on Friday that knowing what it will be like when he returns after serving his military service makes him “curious and scared.” (Read more here: BTS’ RM on “overtraining in K-pop” and how hard it is to improve in Korea.)
The phrase “trying to live in the present” was used by RM. Additionally, he mentioned that BTS was “approaching the 10-year mark since “we” came to exist (as a team)”. “I’ve mentioned this before, but the older I get, the more I hesitate to open my mouth to say something,” RM wrote, as translated by Twitter user @btstranslation7. I’m not sure how to put it into words, but I think it has to do with the fact that I’ve grown up and learned the importance of stillness. A portion of his letter stated, “Some days, I begin to see the happiness in things that used to make me sad, and then the joy I had about other things will make me unhappy.
RM also wrote, “My confidence is both there and yet not quite. Maybe it’s just become a sensation I’ve become comfortable with. I am curious and a little scared to know what it will be like when I return. Time passes so swiftly, and all things change, and so will I. It would be irresponsible to hope your love (for us) will remain unchanged. Nor do I want to hold onto your coattails with tears (in my eyes).”
He added, “Rather than wandering around searching for love if I can embody love itself. I want to believe that love will naturally come to those who love and those who are willing to nurture that love. It’s nearly our tenth anniversary. It’s a shame to think about how the longer time passes, and the dust begins to settle over my heart. I have to accept that some things will only continue to get harder. In a way, I suppose this may be part of the deal, the weight that comes with matters of the heart, and all of this goes to show just how much we shared.”
Tweet related to it:
#RM hints at military service in note for #BTS fans, says he is scared: ‘When I’m about to slip your mind, I’ll come back’ https://t.co/MdksOhItuV
— HT Entertainment (@htshowbiz) May 6, 2023
RM also wrote, “As for me, I will spend each day thankful for the simple things in my life constantly reminding myself of what has been a part of who I am and as always I will continue to do just fine, a ‘will have been pp’ if you will. I understand that you all must have your fair share of challenging moments. I understand that these moments may be painful, but I hope you will do just fine! I will sometimes (and always) be curious about how you all are doing.”
He concluded, “I’d like to think that my words, my letters are shaped by the little ways I want to express my love to you all. This is the way I’m doing so now! Take care in the rain! Don’t get sick! And right when I’m about to slip your mind, I’ll return to see you. Be healthy!”
Reacting to the post, a fan wrote, “Our love will remain. It will never disappear. Me. Don’t worry too much.” “I feel scared that when one member starts to prepare us, just like this. The sadness goes through my heart. Then I focus on 2025,” another person said. “Can only feel bad for them, understand that they’re frustrated with having to put their lives on pause for mandatory military,” read a comment.
According to South Korean law, BTS members must serve an 18-month military term. The oldest person in the group, Jin, began his duty in December of the previous year. Last month, J-Hope enrolled in military training. Additionally, serving in the military will be RM, Suga, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. They’ll probably get together again around 2025. In June 2013, BTS made its public debut.