Around Us Entertainment confirmed Doojoon would be enlisting for his military service on August 24, and the label delivered the following letter from the Highlight member:
"Hello, this is Doojoon.
You were caught offguard, right? I was surprised too, but not as much as you all. In order to finally fulfill my military duty at this late age, I'll have to suddenly leave. I wanted to go earlier, so I'm happy because I can finally release some of that pressure.
The sad part that's troubling me is that I'll have to leave without giving you all a proper goodbye. My heart hurts a lot.
Thanks to Light, I was able to enjoy my life as a celebrity for almost 10 years. In this atypical life, the fact that I was able to feel normal feelings like happiness, sadness, and others is thanks to the special memories I was able to make with you all. You were with me for a third of my life, and all this time you were cheering me on. Thank you sincerely for your support. I was an honor.
Now, I plan to start the third chapter of my life. To my members, family, friends, company family, and drama staff members who supported me, I'm so sorry and thankful. I hope you all stay healthy.
Finally to our fans I love. Please always keep your own health as your priority, and I hope you'll be happy and healthy. Thank you. Bye.
From 1/5 of Highlight, Doojoon."
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