At the press conference for the release of their 6th album Sexy, FreeSingle on July 3rd KST, the Super Junior members revealed that theyve decided to take turns enlisting for their mandatory military service.
Shindong stated, Once, all the members discussed our plans for military enlistment all day. Should we all enlist at once, one at a time, half and half, we considered a lot of options and decided that its best to go one at a time in order to maintain Super Junior.
Yesung: Im curious about what will happen after Leeteuk hyung goes, but its a relief that no matter who leaves for the military, well maintain our team. I think its good that the other members can still be active despite one or two enlisting.
Eunhyuk: Id like for Super Junior to exist for a long time. No matter what individual members do, theyll still be part of Super Junior.
Finally, Leeteuk, whos enlisting after promotions for Sexy, FreeSingle are over, commented, I think [military service] will be my biggest homework assignment and longest schedule, but its not important when I go to the army, its important that I go and finish so I can return and be part of the next album. Ill return and show a splendid side of myself.