On April 4, the idol posted a heartfelt letter to the fans who welcomed him back through a fan community platform.
The heartfelt letter was handwritten, here is what it says:
Taemin enlisted in May 2021 and received basic military training before beginning his service in the Army Band. However, during his military service, his depression and anxiety worsened, and he was forced to suspend his active duty and transitioned to a reserve duty.
Welcome back to our midst, honey! The wait was indeed long, but I don’t regret…it’s worth! I will love the grown-up, more serious Taemin in the same way that I loved the baby-Taemin… This is the order of the world, children grow up. The family (because you and we Yjakkongs are one family!) will always be there for you in every situation in life, I promise you! Forever by your side! We love you Taemin!