Super Junior's Eunhyuk is finally back from his two-year military service! The idol can't help but break down in tears as fellow members Leeteuk, Yesung, Shindong and Donghae, and over 500 ELFs warmly welcomed him during his discharge.
Taking his final salute, Eunhyuk said during an interview, "It's definitely a bit bittersweet. I'm nervous because it's my first time in front of a camera in so long."
"I'm being discharged with a happy heart. Thank you so much for waiting for me in good health for the past two years. I'm sorry for making your hearts ache," he then told his fans.
He also talked about the recent SuJu's SMTOWN Concert performance where only four members were present. "We debut as the largest number of members and went on stage with the fewest. That made me choke up a bit. However, it is inevitable as the members are diligently serving in the military. Because of that, I'm very grateful towards the older members. Since we will be coming back as seven members, we hope to show you a full stage."
Catch the emotional moment here via Yesung's Instagram live:
The singer then took to Instagram to show his appreciation to loyal fans who waited for him saying, "I never imagined such a day like today would come... I still can't believe it. Seeing so many people come out on site made nearly choke up in tears. Also, a huge shoutout to ELFs for waiting patiently after a year and nine months and also everyone who waited by the entrance of the station the entire night!!! I truly am grateful and really love you all so much!! I missed everyone so very dearly."
He, then, promised their group will return triumphantly. "We will be walking down the flowery path from now on together! We will do our best to entertain everyone after the long wait, so please just sit back and enjoy the ride! I would also like to thank all our ELFs around the globe for the warm messages!! Thank you so much once again - And thank you to the reporters who came out early in the morning to write wonderful reports. Please be happy everyone! I love you!"
Donghae is set to follow the release on July 14, and Siwon in August just in time for their October comeback.
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