On January 14, SM Entertainment announced that Taemin had been transferred from the military band to the civil service due to worsening symptoms of depression and anxiety.
The full statement from the agency is as follows:
This is SM Entertainment.
Since January 14, Taemin has been transferred from the military band to the supplementary service.
Due to the symptoms of depression and anxiety that Taemin previously suffered from [his enlistment], he continued to receive care and therapy while performing his service. However, as his symptoms had recently worsened, the military determined that it had become impossible for him to continue his military life and treatment at the same time, and so he was transferred to extra duty.
Therefore, Taemin plans to fulfill his military duty as a civil servant.
We apologize for causing you concern with this sudden news, and we will continue to focus on Taemin’s treatment in the future and do our utmost to restore his stability.
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