On November 19, Highlight’s Lee Gikwang held a V Live broadcast to speak of his fans, according to his official fulfill from compulsory military service.
Lee Gikwang entered as a drafted police officer back in April 2019. On the live broadcast, he said, “I will work hard as a public figure and as a Gikwang of Highlight. I’ll think about what to do next, work hard on my training, and come back with a new and cooler image. Please wait patiently for me. ”
He continued, “A lot has happened, but I pray that there will only be good things in our future. I want to age gracefully with everyone while working hard and enjoying life. ”
Lee Gikwang shared some stories from his ministry. He said, “As a drafted police officer, we had to go to Seoul to support the police during demonstrations. I happened to be sent to the same area as [Son] Dongwoon. I couldn’t meet him directly, but we saw each other’s buses go by. ”
He added, “When I felt tired and exhausted, I would receive letters from fans and feel comforted. My heart got warm and I wanted to see you all asap. I hope COVID-19 ends soon and I can greet you and hear your cheers and laughter in person. The letters were a great source of strength for me. Thanks again. ”
However, I emphasized the importance of staying healthy. “Health is the most important thing,” he said. “As long as you are healthy, you can enjoy whatever you want. I pray that you are all healthy enough to accomplish whatever you want to do. ”
Lee Gikwang continued, “I also train a lot. I do moderate aerobic exercise, moderate muscle exercise, moderate amount of soccer ball, moderate amount of walking. I also take care of my meals. I think my jaw and nose have gotten sharper. It feels like going back to how I looked. ”
He quipped, “You have no idea how much I’ve trained. I want to show you, but … During our time as BEAST they called me “Fischer Gikwang”, but [my body] has been in even better shape since then. ”
He added, “I received a full military health exam and I was 172 cm tall [about 5 feet, 7.72 inches]. I want to tell Naver about it. At the moment my profile [on Naver] says i’m 170.8cm tall which makes me look petty so i want to change it. I think I grew up because I ate well and had a normal life in the military. I wish I had built a small workshop. If I had left earlier I might have grown to 178 cm [5 feet 10 inches]. ”
Lee Gikwang mentioned Highlights son Dongwoon again and said, “Dongwoon has about 20 days left. How happy does he have to be? I was in that position. It feels both exciting and a little sad. It’s almost time for him to end his military life, but he’s such a good boy and someone who does well wherever he is so I’m sure he did well in the military too. I have faith in him that he treated his superiors and juniors well. I want him to come back soon so we can have fun again. ”
Check out Lee Gikwang in the drama “Lovely, Horribly”:
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