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BIGBANG's Taeyang and Daesung successfully discharged from military service

The two bandmates met a large crowd of fans and reporters to discuss their plans for BIGBANG.

BIGBANG's Taeyang and Daesung successfully discharged from military service

Daesung of BIGBANG. (Photo: Facebook/BIGBANG)

Taeyang and Daesung were discharged on Nov 10 at the Ground Operations Command in Yongin after successfully completing their mandatory military service.

The bandmates were greeted by a large crowd of fans and reporters to celebrate their return to civilian life. Of course, the big question after their discharge is: What are their plans for BIGBANG?

According to a Soompi report, Taeyang said: “After a lot of thought and careful discussion amongst ourselves, once we have shared our opinions and come to an agreement, I’d truly like to repay [our fans] with good things, and we’ll work hard. We’ll try to show many sides of ourselves that we were unable to show during our time in the military”.

Both singers were appreciative of their time in the military and took the chance to thank their fellow soldiers and officers. Taeyang said: “I still can’t believe that I’ve been discharged. My time [in the military] could be seen as both a short period of time or a long one, depending on how you look at it, but I think it was truly meaningful. I want to thank my fellow soldiers and my superior officers who spent 20 months leading me despite my shortcomings”.

Daesung added: “I also think that I learned a lot of things after entering the military. I felt a lot of emotions that I hadn’t experienced during my everyday life, and I think that I learned a lot about empathising with other people”.

He continued: “To all of my fellow soldiers and superior officers who, even now, are working hard and toiling away to protect our country, I want to say I love you, and keep up the good work!”

All four BIGBANG members have now returned to civilian life as TOP and G-Dragon were also successfully discharged from military service in July and October respectively, although TOP was convicted for marijuana use. Fifth member Seungri left the group in March after a sex-and-drugs scandal.

Source: CNA/bk