On April 19, D1CE’s agency, D1CE Entertainment, announced that the group’s leader, Yonggeun, would be enlisting in the military next month. The company announced this along with a handwritten letter from Yonggeun on D1CE’s official fan café.

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Yonggeun wrote:

Hello, Don1y, this is D1CE’s Yonggeun. I am writing this because there is something I want to say to our lovable Don1y. I thought a lot about how to say this… but I’ve been called by the country to fulfill my military duties on May 6.

When I heard the news, the first thing I thought of was Don1y. All the fans who have always shown me their love and affection despite the fact that I was lacking. Thank you so much for helping me make happy memories that I will not forget for a long time. It was a very meaningful time for me.

I will fulfill my military duties and return healthy. I hope that our fans will stay healthy and happy as well. I will stay strong with the hope of our reunion. I love you, thank you.

—Yonggeun

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D1CE is a five-member boy group that debuted in August 2019. They are currently preparing for their online fan meeting on May 1 and will continue to promote with four members while Yonggeun is enlisted.

They recently had a comeback in February! Check it out below: