It was beforehand reported that SHINee‘s Taemin had been transferred to a task as a public service employee within the army resulting from worsening despair and nervousness. As it isn’t unusual for South Korean males to attempt to evade energetic responsibility by feigning sickness, it was anticipated that some members of the general public would query the sudden shift of his function regardless of an official assertion from SM Entertainment.
To stop any misunderstandings, fellow troopers that personally witnessed Taemin’s military life stepped up and gave their testimonies. They additionally confirmed their timeless help for his restoration. The information of his switch was printed on Facebook beneath a well-liked information web page. In the feedback, the troopers gave their phrase.
I’m somebody that was from the identical batch as him and lived in the identical quarters within the Nonsan Training Center. During primary coaching, he did convey with him many medicines for despair and I do not forget that each night, he would go acquire his medicines and eat them. Every time that occurred, even when he was struggling, he would present us a vivid aspect of himself as somebody older than us dongsaengs, and would even play with us. I heard that he had suffered from this since previous to his enlistment and he was a hyung that at all times labored onerous and hung in there at each coaching. I hope folks gained’t criticize him an excessive amount of.
— Taemin’s Fellow Enlistee
I’m somebody that took the identical take a look at as Taemin hyung. We lived collectively for about 2 weeks and he had been receiving medicines for despair and nervousness assaults every single day. But even so, he was nonetheless struggling. Sleeping drugs, sleeping aids, he would take 6 to eight drugs and but each evening, he would usually get up after nightmares. So as a result of it appeared to not be sufficient, he acquired further medication at evening and took them. But even so, he at all times smiled for his fellow troopers within the residing quarters that have been taking the identical take a look at as him and even counselled us. Even although he was sick, he was a superb hyung that at all times took care of others extra. Lastly, after we parted, he instructed us to maintain our chins up and inspired us like a sort hyung. He additionally stated that he was afraid that if he left, folks would speak. So since he appears to be in ache, I hope you wouldn’t criticize him an excessive amount of. Thank you.
— Taemin’s Fellow Soldier
Hopefully, with the testimonies from his fellow troopers, Taemin can rest-assured that the general public is not going to be suspicious of him. We hope he recovers quickly!