In light of various responses about SHINee Lee Taemin military transfer to public service, his fellow soldiers stepped up and told the FULL story about his depression during his training. Did his depression and anxiety have worsened?
Fellow Soldiers of SHINee Lee Taemin Stepped Up with a FULL Story about His Depression During Military Service
Leave no man behind. Two of SHINee Lee Taemin military friends finally stepped up and shared their full story about Taemin’s worsening depression as loyal colleagues and friends.
On January 15, the media reported that two of SHINee Lee Taemin fellow soldiers testified about his worsening depression during the military. With these testimonies, they truly hoped that nobody would misunderstand Lee Taemin.
The FULL Story of SHINee Taemin Suffering from Depression Despite All the Medication He’d Received in the Military
Firstly, a fellow soldier who took the same test with SHINee maknae, Lee Taemin, and lived with him for around 2 weeks testified with his version of the story. According to him, even though SHINee Lee Taemin had been receiving medications and treatments to help him sleep, he was still suffering every day.
SHINee Taemin had to take about 6 to 8 pills every night, yet he would still wake up after nightmares. Because his medication was deemed insufficient, he finally received more medication at night.
“I’m the one who took the same test as Taemin-hyung and lived together with him for around 2 weeks. He had indeed been receiving daily medication to treat his depression and anxiety attacks. However, despite his medications, he was still suffering.
Sleeping aids and sleeping pills, he would take 6 to 8 of them. But still, he would frequently wake up after nightmares every night. Then, because the medication was not enough, he received more medicines at night, and he took them.”testimony from Taemin’s fellow soldier.
Another testimony came from someone who enlisted during the same time as Taemin and lived in the same quarter. The enlistee also witnessed Taemin bringing lots of medicines for depression with him. Furthermore, the enlistee saw that Taemin would always collect his medication and take them every evening.
“I’m a person who came from the same batch and lived with in the same quarter in the Nonsan Training Center with him. And he indeed brought lots of medicines for depression with him during basic training. I remember, he would go collecting his medicines and took them every evening.”testimony from Taemin’s fellow enlistee.
Lee Taemin Shining and Bright Smile Even Though He Was Suffering
Along with the full story about how SHINee maknae Lee Taemin worsening depression despite his daily medication during military service, both fellow soldiers shared another touching story about him.
According to his military soldier friend, despite his depression and suffering, Taemin always smiled in front of his fellow soldiers who took the same test and even counseled them. For his military dongsaengs, he was a good hyung who always cared for them.
“Despite all his suffering, he always smiled for the fellow soldiers who took the same test and lived in the same quarters as him, and he even counseled us. He was a good hyung who always cared for others more, even though he was sick himself.
And when we parted eventually, he kept encouraging us as our nice hyung and told us to keep our chins up. He also mentioned that he was afraid people would talk if he left. So, because he seemed to be in pain, I hope you won’t criticize him too much. Thank you.”testimony from Taemin’s fellow soldier.
In addition to the fellow soldier, Taemin’s fellow enlistee also stated the same story about how SHINee Lee Taemin would always show his smile and his bright side to his dongsaengs.
“Even when he was suffering, he would always show his bright side as someone older than us, his dongsaengs. He would play with us even.
I heard that he had been suffering from this depression since before his enlistment. But, he was a hyung who always worked hard and persevered in each of his training. So, I hope that people wouldn’t criticize him too much.”testimony from Taemin’s fellow enlistee.
Why People Criticize SHINee Lee Taemin?
Due to his worsening depression and anxiety during his military service, the Military Manpower Administration decided to transfer SHINee maknae Lee Taemin to supplementary service. Therefore, SHINee Lee Taemin will continue his remaining duty as a public service worker before his discharge date sometime in November 2022.
Apparently, this transfer has caused some people to question what really happened to SHINee Taemin. After all, many South Korean men were commonly found evading active duty in the military service by feigning illness. That is why the public naturally questioned the sudden transfer due to this type of the previous history and track records.
Now that the full story behind his military depression has been all out and crystal clear, let us hope that SHINee maknae Lee Taemin will get better soon. Hopefully, he would soon live a happy and healthy life with a bright smile on his handsome face.
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