Donghae, member of Korean boy band Super Junior, was discharged from his military service on July 14. He emerged from the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency office in Jongno, Seoul to gree fans and the press.
The 30-year-old singer served for 21 months as conscripted policeman following his enlistment in October 2015. He took to Instagram to thank fans for waiting for him.
"I couldn't sleep after I heard that some of our ELFs had been waiting for a couple days in front of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in the midst of an intense heat wave. I was worried that it might take a toll on your health and was also worried that you might not be eating well. From now on, I'll make sure you all are never lonely again," he said, according to Soompi.
Donghae's discharge followed fellow Super Junior member Eunhyuk who completed his military service on July 12 as an active duty soldier.
Immediately after Donghae's official release, SM Entertainment and Label SJ uploaded the poster of a fan meeting of the two.
Donghae and Eunhuk will hold the Super Junior D&E fan meeting titled "Hello Again" on July 23 at the Daeyang Hall of Sejong University.
In addition, it was announced that the two will be performing at KCON LA in Los Angeles slated on August 18 and 19.
Super Junior D&E will perform on August 18 along with VIXX, Cosmic Girls, Girl's Day, Seventeen and SF9.
Super Junior is now only waiting for the discharge of Siwon on August 18 and the group is now complete for their comeback scheduled in October.
The boy band will be returning with only seven members: Leeteuk, Yesung, Heechul, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Donghae and Siwon. Kangin, who is on hiatus following his driving under the influence case last year, and Sungmin, who also went on hiatus due to fans' boycott threat, will not be participating in the new album.