After Super Juniorâ€™s Heechul sat down for an interview with Star News and revealed his thoughts on his upcoming enlistment.
Heechul began, â€œIâ€™m already going at a later age than most, so I wanted to enlist as quietly as possible. After I enlisted, I was planning to tell everyone through Leeteukâ€™s radio program. Those around me, however, said that it wouldnâ€™t be respectful to my fans or to everyone else who had an interest in me, and I agreed. Thatâ€™s why I revealed my enlistment decision at the company today.â€
He continued, â€œI briefly did think about delaying it, especially since it hasnâ€™t been that long since Super Juniorâ€™s fifth album, â€˜Mr. Simpleâ€˜, was released, and also because itâ€™s doing so wellâ€¦ but I thought that itâ€™d be better to just turn my decision into actions while I was still in the mindset. I actually feel more comfortable now that itâ€™s gone out. In the remaining time, Iâ€™ll be concluding my broadcast activities as well as make a visit to my hometown in Kangwon-do. There are a lot of things I have to do.â€
Heechul also thanked his group and fans by stating, â€œIâ€™m really thankful to the Super Junior members. Iâ€™m too shy to say it directly so I texted them saying, â€˜You guys need your hyung.â€™ Iâ€™m just so grateful for them and I trust that theyâ€™ll lead Super Junior in a great way while Iâ€™m away.â€
To his fans, he said, â€œThank you for loving me unconditionally over the past six years. I wonâ€™t, however, ask for you to wait for me. Instead, please support me again if you still like me when I come back with a heart of starting anew.â€