SHINee’s Taemin recently held a live broadcast to catch up with fans. Aside from giving a slight spoiler for his OST, “My Day,” for the tvN K-Drama Navillera, he also hinted at his upcoming mandatory military service.

I really really miss you. I miss you all every day. I miss you even when I’m missing you. This summer…it’s a good thing because if I’m here your hearts will become too warm. This summer will be really hot. It could actually be a good thing that I am not here then.

— Taemin

He expressed that although it isn’t the greatest news, he still wanted to be the ones to tell his fans about it first.

Enjoy this as much as you can. Look at me and love me a lot. I don’t know if I should have said all this after showing up after a long time, but I wanted to tell you all first. If I were in your position, I wouldn’t like it either, so I wanted to tell you first. For the things that I am allowed to tell, I wanted to tell you all quickly. I’ll be on my way now. Smile!

— Taemin

Fans that watched the broadcast couldn’t believe that the maknae of the group was finally going.

  • “He is just a baby don’t go!”
  • “This feels so strange…don’t go Taemin!”
  • “This little baby kitty is going to the military?”
  • “A baby is going to the military? I can’t take this.”
  • “I can’t get any work done…I am already missing him.”

Can we believe that our baby cheese is all grown up and ready to go to the military? Time really does fly!