TVXQ‘s Changmin completed his final official schedule before enlistment.
On November 5, Changmin attended a fan meet event at Japan’s Yokohama Arena for the drama “Scholar Who Walks the Night.” Reflecting TVXQ’s ticket power, the fan meet drew over 26,000 fans over two events in one day.
While Changmin didn’t use the word “enlistment” during the first event, he said jokingly, “I have to go to a place that I can’t not go to,” and towards the end, he confessed, “This is my last official schedule.”
In the second event, he shared more of his feelings. He said, “This was the last official event that I will be singing in front of the fans, so this was very meaningful.” He then promised, “I will be back soon, so stay healthy and please wait.”
Until his enlistment on November 19, he will be spending time completing unofficial schedules and will also be taking some time to himself. On November 18, one day before his enlistment, he will be releasing his first solo album “Close to You” to his Japanese fans.
Meanwhile, Changmin’s bandmate Yunho is currently serving in the military after enlisting on July 21. They promise to be back as a full unit in 2017, when both members will be discharged from the military.