Mental Health Issues Cause SHINee’s Taemin To Serve As A Public Worker For His Military Service!
As of writing this article, today on January 14, it was reported that SHINee's Taemin would continue his military service as a public worker. The K-pop idol enlisted on May 31 in the previous year.
Public workers are known to be able to go home daily as they report to work, similar to a normal 9-6 job. Due to this transfer, the K-pop idol will be more flexible to receive his treatment for his anxiety and depression. Fans of SHINee's Taemin are hoping that this will be the case.
Notably, after more than a year of his military service, SHINee's Taemin was transferred to his new role as a public worker due to the K-pop idol's anxiety and depression.
SM Entertainment went on to drop the following statement regarding SHINee Taemin's status:
"This is SM Entertainment. Taemin has been transferred to a supportive role in the Military Band of the Defensive Support Corps as of January 14, 2021.
Taemin had been suffering from depression and anxiety since previously and has been continuing to receive counseling and treatment during his service but recently, due to his worsening condition, it was decided that he could not continue both a regular service life and treatment at the same time, and following the military's decision, he was transferred to a supportive role.
As such, he will be working as a public worker and doing his best there. We are sorry to worry you with the sudden news and the company will focus on Taemin's treatment in the future and do our best, such that he achieves stability.