Following the news of Eric’s impending enlistment on 9th October yesterday, it was revealed today that Kim Dong Wan might actually get ahead of him and become the first Shinhwa member to be enlisted instead.
According to Dong Wan’s representative, “If there are no problems, Dong Wan will be enlisted ahead of Eric by the end of September or early October due to some adjustments made.” Kim Dong Wan will undergo five weeks of basic military training and then proceed to serve the remaining in Seoul.
With this announcement, it also effectively means that two Shinhwa members would be serving the military soon and Shinhwa as a group will no longer be appearing together as one entity for the next couple of years until 2012 (possibly). Other Shinhwa members like Minwoo, JunJin, Andy and Hye Sung are currently going about their solo projects with all of them needing to serve the military as well later with the exception of Hye Sung who is exempted. With that, it means that the reunion of Shinhwa could take a long time to happen.
Eric and Dong Wan will appear at JunJin’s solo concert today and this marks the last time that Shinhwa will meet the fans together as a group for a long while.