Previously, it was revealed by Dispatch that EXO‘s Baekhyun was suffering from hypothyroidism. Due to this, he was assigned to serve as a public service agent rather than in active duty. As many fans questioned if it was alright for private medical information to be publicly disclosed, Baekhyun himself stepped up to reveal the truth behind it.

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Baekhyun revealed that he had wanted to reveal it for the benefit of his fans and those curious about it. Dispatch had approached him at an opportune time and Baekhyun gratefully told them the true reason as to why he ended up in public service.

I decided that I should reveal (the medical condition), despite not having done so until now, because there are many people that would have asked ERIs (EXO-Ls) about why I am serving as a social service worker. There would be many people that are wondering about it, questioning if there was any special treatment or not. When I thought that I have to reveal this, thankfully, Dispatch asked about it, so I answered them!

— Baekhyun

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Baekhyun furthered that he would continue to be happy and positive in life and asked fans not to worry too much about him. He also touchingly revealed that he made the decision to continue on with his debut despite the medical condition, back when he was 20.

As to the reason why I have not revealed it up to now, is because perhaps some biasedness would be formed against me, or that if I went through a hard time, it would be assumed that it was because of this, or if I appeared even a little bit down, ERIs might worry.

My debut with EXO was almost canceled due to this hypothyroidism. Even though there were definitely many hard times when I think about how the 20-year-old Baekhyun said without hesitation, “I want to debut even if I end up fainting and die on stage,” and how the 20-year-old Baekhyun made such a promise, indicative of an impressive, maybe cringey, but amazing heart. I wanted to keep this promise to myself and even though there were tough times, it was so enjoyable and happy, to the point where I forgot about (the medical condition) and did not want to make it obvious. I also plan to continue being happy in the future! Because I am a person who is more strong and overflowing with energy than what you think!!! Please don’t worry too much and even if my face gets swollen or something in the future, I hope you guys think it’s cute!!!!!!!! ><

— Baekhyun

His love and respect for both his fans and his profession are admirable. We wish him all the best in the army and hope he will always stay healthy!