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EXO-Ls welcome EXO’s CHEN back from his mandatory military service


Following the return of their leader Suho from his military service last February 13, 2022, CHEN is the next member to have fulfilled his mandatory military service. On April 25, 2022, the EXO main vocal was discharged after serving as an active-duty soldier for exactly 1 year, 5 months, and 8 days.

With CHEN now back as a civilian, EXO now has seven active members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, CHEN, D.O., Kai, and Sehun. Chanyeol and Baekhyun are still currently serving in the military after enlisting on March 29 and May 6 of 2021 respectively.

EXO-Ls were overjoyed in knowing that one of their favorite boy group’s main vocalists is now back in action, trending his name and the hashtag, “#WelcomeHomeCHEN” on social media. In such a warm and welcoming manner, EXO-Ls bid “hello” again to EXO’s Vocal King after his service to the country.

On the same day, SM Entertainment announced that they will be holding the “SMTOWN LIVE 2022: SMCU EXPRESS @ TOKYO” offline concert at the Tokyo Dome on August 27 and 28, 2022. EXO members Suho, CHEN, and KAI were announced to be part of the offline concert’s line-up.

Booked, busy, and obviously loved! Welcome back and hello, CHEN!


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