VIXX's Leo talks about his mental health & confirms military enlistment

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The idol will be enlisting soon

VIXX member Leo will be enlisting in the military soon.

In a letter shared to his fancafe, the idol announced that he will be enlisting in the military on December 2, as a public service worker.

In his letter he discussed that since 2013 he has suffered from severe panic disorder and depression, and that he’s been taking medicine regularly and receiving treatment. He also said:

“For a long time, I have always thought that I should show a healthy side of myself when enlisting in the army. My heart is heavy because i was not able to do that, even though my enlistment was delayed… I want to say sorry to the people who will be worried about me because of my health, and also to those who are disappointed in me”.

He went on to thank fans who have stuck by his side throughout his career, saying: “The reason that I have been able to walk a straight path for the past seven to eight years as VIXX, despite going through hard times that made me want to give up, was because of Starlight, our muses. Because you were here, I am here also”.

You can read a full translation of his letter on Soompi.

Leo will be the second member of VIXX to begin his military service, following leader N.


 

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