Jungkook went live on Weverse around 9:00 p.m. on March 14. During the concert, he changed clothes three times and sang different songs, happily communicating with the ARMYs.
Members RM and J-Hope also joined the livestream and left various comments to the fans. In particular, RM commented that “Please produce songs quickly and release an album”encouraging Jungkook to albums.
After a while, Jungkook started to wipe his tears and stared at the screen full of purple heart comments sent by ARMY. After staring at the screen without saying a word, he wiped his tears several times and confessed: “Everyone, I already said that in ‘Thanks’, didn’t I? I will do my best until I come and reach you all.”
Jungkook continued, “Everyone, please be happy. Please be happy even without us. I don’t have many opportunities to say that. A-fo-Bang-fo (ARMY forever, BANGTAN forever).
Right after Jungkook’s tearful live stream ended, keywords and hashtags related to him, such as #JUNGKOOK, #AfoBangfo #Jungkookie Live #Our Jungkookie, etc., dominated real-time searches in Korea.
ARMYs who watched Jungkook’s live stream on various SNS pages, including Twitter, posted supportive messages such as: “Jungkook, please be happy always. I love you”, “Don’t cry, our dear Jungkook. A-fo-Bang-fo”, “I hope that all the love and support of fans from all over the world will reach Jungkook”, “Jungkook ah, my teenage years were filled with memories of BTS. It gave me the courage to live and enjoy life.” AND “I’m happy because I met you, Jungkook. I do not need anything. Let’s be together until the end”.
Jungkook’s broadcast received a lot of attention and gained up to 10 million viewers livestreamed.
Regarding Jungkook’s significant attention during the concert, a Big Hit Music representative said over the phone with Sports Hankook: “It seems he was referring to a situation where members are currently not doing group activities and are focusing on individual activities. He got emotional while talking to ARMY.
When asked if Jungkook plans to enlist during this year, the official said: “With the exception of Jin, who is already serving in the military, and J-Hope, who has applied for an annulment of his recruitment deferral, exact recruitment dates for other BTS members have not been scheduled. However, as previously announced, BTS’ recruitment process is currently ongoing. If other members also apply to cancel the deferral of their recruitment, we will issue official notices.”