SHINee member Taemin to complete military enlistment in public services due to worsening mental health

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On Friday, K-pop band SHINee agency SM Entertainment released an official statement announcing that member Taemin will be completing his military enlistment as a public service worker. Taemin was enlisted on May 31, 2021, for 18 months as a member of the military’s band. But, he is suffering from symptoms of depression and anxiety and his worsening mental health issues is why he had been moved to public services.

Taemin will continue as a public service worker from now on until the end of his term which will be November 2022. Taemin was said to be suffering from depression and panic disorder even before he was enlisted in the military.

The statement by the singer’s agency read,

“This is SM Entertainment.

As of January 14, Taemin has been transferred from the military band to supplementary service.

Due to the symptoms of depression and anxiety that Taemin has been suffering from before [his enlistment], he continued to receive treatment and therapy even while carrying out his service. However, because his symptoms recently worsened, the military determined that it had become impossible for him to continue his military life and treatment at the same time, and he was accordingly transferred to supplementary service,”

The statement further read, “Therefore, Taemin plans to fulfill his military duty as a public service worker.

We apologize for giving you cause for concern through this sudden news, and we will continue to focus on Taemin’s treatment in the future and do our utmost to ensure that he can find stability.

Thank You. “

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