KATUSA applicants are notified about their acceptance in November, meaning that Young K had known about his future enlistment branch since then! MyDays found a clip of Young K back in November 2020, the day the results were released, where he appears to be super excited after getting accepted.
Young K, Wonpil, and Dowoon were broadcasting their Naver Now show Music Gathering when Young K suddenly got up from his seat and left the room. When he came back in, Dowoon asked him something and Young K started beaming!
Unfortunately, there is no audio since the radio show was currently playing music over the idols. But based on the date it was recorded and Young K’s enthused response, MyDays are confident this was when he found out he was accepted!
This news has MyDays even more emotional than before as they reflect on how hard Young K has worked since finding out where he would enlist. That same month, Young K began hosting the radio show DAY6 Kiss The Radio. He later released music with DAY6 as well as with the sub-unit Even of Day. Young K also consistently posted covers on their YouTube channel and even has a solo album coming out this year.
My admiration towards Young K just going up and up. He has such a hectic schedule, haven't seen his family for a year. But he always work in silent, with smile, without complain, all he does to make sure #DAY6 aren't forgotten.
I really really look up to him as a human being.
— sisca 🍀 (@Crackheadband) August 15, 2021
If Young K is really going to have his solo debut before enlistment, we gotta make it huge to repay him for all his constant work for those past two years. So he knows we will be waiting for him. That we are grateful for his presence and guidance in the loneliest time 🥺💛🙏🏼
— Like That ☀️ (@An_usually) August 15, 2021
thinking abt how young k alr knew he'd abt katusa since Nov 2020 so he really planned and put out content to make sure he makes us happy til then 😭 i'm sure that kind of news is also smthn to be nervous abt in one way or another, esp if he had to keep it within DAY6 😭
— youngkthebae💘 GO UPDATES📌 (@youngkthebae_) August 16, 2021
Young K has certainly worked very hard for MyDays in preparation for his enlistment. Even though we’ll miss him very much, we couldn’t be more proud of him and are thankful to have him!