Possible Timeline Of EXO Members Military Enlistment Breaks EXO-Ls Hearts

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One of the biggest Kpop groups of our days is currently busy preparing for their comeback, which could be their last comeback as 8 or 9 if Lay joined for a long time.

Idols born in 1989 will be enlisting before 2018 ends. EXO’s Xiumin comes to mind when Korean military law is mentioned because EXO-Ls fear that EXO enlistment plans will soon come into effect.

EXO’s Xiumin

He was born on March 26, 1990, which means that he will need to enlist in the military before 2019 ends.

SM Entertainment revealed that EXO is one of the groups that are currently preparing for a comeback; their comeback is set to happen before the year ends.

So many fans are both excited and sad by the upcoming comeback which could be their last as 8 or 9 (if Lay joined) before a long time.

The rest of the expected enlistment timeline (if the members chose to enlist by the time they’re 30) will make you sad.

Related: EXO Xiumin Quietly Enlists In The Military, The First EXO Member To Leave


He was born on May 22, 1991, and according to the new law, he would probably have to enlist by 2020.

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Chanyeol, Chen, and Baekhyun

The 1992 liners will probably follow after them. They are expected to enlist by 2021.


He was born in 1993 which means that he has to enlist before 2022 ends.

Related: EXO Members Come Together To Send D.O. To The Military

Kai and Sehun

The youngest members (both born in 1994) will likely enlist by 2023.

If the members enlisted as the expected timeline shared, they would reunite as a full group by 2024-2025 which is 6 years from now.

This is only an expected timetable. Some of the members might decide to enlist earlier to reduce the hiatus period of EXO as a group. If we were lucky enough and the members decided to enlist before 2020, they would reunite by 2022, which is 2 years less.

How do you feel about this possible enlistment timetable of EXO?

Note: this article has been edited to reflect EXO members enlistment articles and dates.

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  1. I wish they would all go into the service at the same time, as a group. That way they all get it done and over with. That way we would only lose them for 2 years, instead of 6!!

    1. I wish that for all the male kpop groups I stan…but sadly that is EXTREMELY unlikely… EXO do not currently have enough fans or support to have no one promoting the group for two years and still be able to have a successful comeback… ik it is very sad but us EXO-L’s are strong… we can survive this and be there to support them in 2024!!

      1. I am not EXO-L but I envy your community, because in ARMY we don’t feel such a bond like you , but you can feel it and this is beautiful.

  2. I’m not ready for this . I mean they are my favourite k-pop boy group & I can’t imagine my live without them. They are like oxygen . Their music is what makes me happy. I hope they all enlist at the same time as EXO & so they will come back after 2 yrs. No EXO for 2 yrs would be better than No EXO for 6 yrs. Saranghae EXO .

  3. I didn’t realize Minseok would enlist this month! Decdmber 2018!!! So mad they won’t be able to tour altogether at all. Its gonna be a long time with no EXO. They r best in Kpop seriously. So many groups have same issues. I hope they get it over faster than 6 years. What hard decisions for them to make. Well, hope…no, I know they will do well wherever they are.

  4. So that’s why SM has beeing promoting NCT so much this year. Because EXO will go and there’s no sure they will come back because it’s really hard for a group to maintain themselves strong after four years of hiatus. Don

    1. That’s just their stage names. Chen is Jongdae, and Xiumin is Minseok and they’re both Korean. Lay (Yixing) is the only Chinese member.

  5. No words we can’t survive two months without exo how about six years aren’t we going to be depressed . I wish they all go for enlistment for two years . though it will still be hard for us exo-ls we shall try to wait.

  6. I am sad,i think I’m going to cry…EXO inspires me,they make me laugh every time i watch them,I love there songs so much .they are the only kpop group that brings happiness in my heart.but exo-l we should stay strong for our idol, EXO be happy and stay healthy always…..sarrange….

  7. They should all enlist once in a single year,,yeah that way we will HV no one to look ND cheer at for 2 long years but at least they will return as a group some years ahead than predicted…….. Although this enlistment word breaks my heart but as it a rule in Korea they must follow it….. But in my opinion enlisting together will be more painful for EXO-LS But for a short time,but differently will also be painful that too for a long time…. Anyway I’ll support EXO throughout my life ❤️….. Fighting

  8. This is going to be hard for me, I usually stay with groups 2 years tops but I promise I will stay an exol forever, I will wait for them 0T9

  9. I’m very sad because I love all the exo members. I think I miss all of you for 6 years I wish the year 2025 will come soon . I will wait for you my dear EXO. Wish you a good health and safety life Be happy

  10. I hate the feeeling that my heart is tearing apart because of this news we EXO-L are strong but we need them to be stronger PLEASE EXO DON’T LET US WAIT FOR 6 YEARS BECAUSE I CAN’T IMAGINE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU.

  11. I’ve been crying remembering that exo members will enlist soon i’ll wait for exo to comeback as a whole group and please support the other members activities ❤

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  13. I will be sad if Chanyeol enlist in military
    And moreover i will be worring about his health and his food diet . All i wish him is the best for him❤

    1. Im gonna be sad if suho have a military enlisment because suho is my inspiration in my work suho is my strength l am a big fan of EXO WE ARE ONE Since 2012 until now

  14. Dont leave posts about 1 single member if your a true fan.

    Honestly, my heart breaks when I see kpop idols heading to military. But they do it for their country.


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