Jin, the oldest member of BTS, is expected to leave for his military service in December. Before his departure, group member J-Hope gave him a sweet surprise. On Weverse, Jin posted photos posing with a colorful cake. Sharing the images, he wrote, “Cake designed by J-Hope.” (Also read | Ahead of BTS member Jin’s military service, BigHit Music announces that he “won’t hold any events on his recruitment day”)
As translated by Twitter user @bora_twts, the text on the cake read: “Happy birthday my friend Merry Christmas JYAN [wishing for a] very quick discharge from the army.” Another Twitter user @miiniyoongs shared the details of the cake. His tweet read, “Words written in white on green part: (jeonyeok) = discharge (from military service), words written in red on white portion: jyan, words written in white on pink portion: (nae chingu) = my friend”.
Jin recently celebrated his 30th birthday during which he held a live session with fans on Weverse. Jin said that J-Hope was the first to wish him on social media. He also sang his Astronaut song, but with a twist: “When I’m with you, there’s no Jin’s birthday.”
As translated by Twitter user @BTStranslation_, J-Hope posted a message on Twitter on Jin’s birthday. Sharing a photo hugging Jin, she wrote, “Our hyung (big brother) is mine~ #JinHyungHBD #MakingARMYsJealous #HappyJINday #ToSeokjin_ARMYsLove_IsAHugeCatch (like in fishing).”
Earlier this week, BigHit Music released a statement ahead of Jin’s military service. The statement read, “Jin will fulfill his required time with the army by enlisting in the army. Please note that we will not hold any kind of official event on the day of his induction.”
It also read: “The entrance ceremony is a time to be observed by military personnel and their families only. To avoid any issues that may occur due to crowding, we ask fans to refrain from visiting the site. In their Instead, we ask you to keep his touching words of support and farewell in your hearts.”
“We ask for your continued love and support for Jin until he is discharged from the military and returns. Our company will also strive to provide you with all the support you need during this time,” the note concluded. BigHit Music announced in October that all BTS members (RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook) will complete their mandatory military service before reuniting around 2025, starting with Jin.