DAY6‘s Young K is the latest member to enlist in the military.
Leader Sungjin enlisted in March of this year. In August, Young K announced that he would be following. He left for mandatory military enlistment in the afternoon of October 12. He has now enlisted at a new recruit training center.
Following Young K’s completion of basic military training, he will serve in the KATUSA branch of the Republic Of Korea (ROK) Army. He is the first K-Pop idol to be accepted in this highly sought-after, low-acceptance branch.
Before leaving, Young K made his solo debut with Eternal. Also, on October 10, he finished all activities as DJ for KBS Cool FM’s DAY6’s Kiss the Radio.
It is never easy to watch idols leave to fulfill their duty, but Young K has always comforted MyDays. Before he left, he held a live broadcast one last time.
he really sang stand by me before leaving…….no youngk you can’t go like this 😭😭😭😭
— 🍓🌝최선을 다했던 것 같습니다 (@bblvsty2) October 12, 2021
He even briefly took off his baseball cap during the live broadcast to show off his new look!
serve well, youngk. please take care of yourself till you come back. 잘 다녀와요❤️ pic.twitter.com/87NTmn77xU
— dea❀ (@sikkeureo) October 12, 2021
He, honestly, totally pulls off the shaved head just like Sungjin does!
Their hairstylist even shared a shot of hair from the shavings. They did the same for Sungjin too!
day6's hairstylist when the members enlisting 😭
sungjin youngk pic.twitter.com/1zAtKqftzG
— 🐿 (@ddeiblue) October 12, 2021
MyDays surely are missing him already, but we are not the only ones…
Let's give a round of applause to the second egg on myday's egg tray.. our one and only, youngk🎉🎊 pic.twitter.com/RufrNkcOhO
— Dwey; (@xndrei6) October 12, 2021
No one misses Young K more than the members! Dowoon has since even held an Instagram Live, clearly missing his hyung. He said that before sending Young K off, they had breakfast together.
We ate gook and rice together for breakfast.
— Young K
"Should I turn on live?"
And so, Dowoon is on Instagram Live lmao. Man, we haven't gotten over Young K yet. 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/cxg7ZDTNka
— wonpilates 🌌 (@wonpilatesx) October 12, 2021
When Sungjin enlisted, he also did a live broadcast.
d-day when sungjin enlisted, dowoon did a live on the next day. and today when youngk enlisted, dowoon also came to do a live🥺 and he’s wearing the same hoodie… pic.twitter.com/pNCK7yVgFw
— jé 🌙 (@dowoonverse) October 12, 2021
Likewise, Wonpil has been sharing on Bubble about Young K’s departure. He said that after Sungjin left for the military, he looked in his room. Today, he did the same with Young K, but he feels better. We can’t imagine how empty the place must feel without them both now!
We can’t blame the remaining members for feeling sad right now as 2/5 of DAY6 are gone. We look forward to the day they can all be reunited. Until then, we wish Young K the very best in this next chapter in his life!