MONSTA X‘s Hyungwon, on October 20, posted a handwritten letter on the group’s official fan cafe, announcing his impending military enlistment. As the second youngest member of MONSTA X, Hyungwon‘s enlistment follows the footsteps of the group’s older members like Shownu, Joohoney, Minhyuk, and Kihyun. He is slated to begin his mandatory military service on November 14.

In the letter, Hyungwon wrote, “Hello, Monbebe! This feels like the strangest letter I’ve ever written. I’ll enlist for my mandatory military service on November 14. Because I’ve been preparing myself while watching the other members enlist one by one, I feel more relief than disappointment. I’m not worried about me, but about Monbebe. I mean, I worry about Monbebe whenever there’s a cold wind, so it’s not too out of the ordinary but I guess I could say that my goal is to come back as a strong and reliable person who, by then, can block any wind that tries to blow toward Monbebe.”

Hyungwon‘s heartfelt sentiments continued as he acknowledged the unwavering support of his fans. He said, “It was all because Monbebe helped me grow into the person I am today that I feel I can endure this short time apart without concern, and so I want to make sure to thank you for that.”


hyungwon will enlist on november 14th☹️ #hyungwon #hyungwonedit #monstax

♬ 오리지널 사운드 – 우하하 – 유주

Hyungwon strategically planned his return

He concluded his letter with a promise, “Thank you so much, and I love you so much. I’m going to try my best to become someone who can repay you much more for your love. For that, though, I need Monbebe to be healthy and well while I’m gone, okay? It would make me happy if you could. Oh, it turns out, my returning date is May 13. Just thinking about meeting Monbebe the day after makes me giddy. Let’s greet one another with a smile on that day! Love you, Monbebe!”

The letter, filled with raw emotions, left many fans teary-eyed. The significance of Hyungwon‘s enlistment date is profound, as he has strategically planned his return to be right before MONSTA X‘s tenth debut anniversary, ensuring all members can celebrate together. Fans, despite their sadness, remain optimistic, sending him wishes for a safe return and pledging their unwavering support.

In related news, the sub-unit Shownu x Hyungwon, of which Hyungwon is a part, is set to launch its first photo exhibition and pop-up store on Tuesday. This event, scheduled to run until November 5 at the Hongdae branch of exhibition space Noudit in western Seoul, will feature artist photos, merchandise, and more. A photobook titled On My Way will also be available. This sub-unit, the first for MONSTA X, released its debut EP The Unseen with the lead track “Love Me A Little” on July 25. – K-Pop News Writer

Featured Image: Hyungwon really poured his heart and soul out in the letter. Source: Naver.