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SHINee’s Taemin to Transfer from Active Duty to Public Service Worker Due to Worsening Depression and Anxiety

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SHINee’s Taemin has been transferred from active duty to a public service worker due to worsening mental health conditions.

On the 14th, SM Entertainment announced that Taemin would complete his military service as a public service worker due to worsening depression and anxiety.

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The full statement issued by the agency is as follows:

“This is SM Entertainment.

As of January 14th, Taemin has been transferred from the military band to the public service division.

Taemin continuously received treatment and counseling for the symptoms of depression and anxiety, which he has dealt with in the past. However, because these symptoms recently worsened, the military decided that it was no longer possible for him to receive treatment while serving active duty. Thus, Taemin plans to fulfill his duty as a public service worker.

We apologize for concerning you with this sudden news. We will continue to focus on Taemin’s treatment and do our utmost to ensure that he finds stability.

Thank you.”

 

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