Super Junior′s leader may have departed the civilian world, but he′s still a star - and this week, he′s theStar of the Week!
Fans have been sobbing ever since news broke of Leeteuk′s enlistment, but Leeteuk has also made it a point to show up in public for his beloved ELFs whenever he could.
In the month leading up to his enlistement, Leeteuk kept on tweeting, threw the first pitch for the Doosan Bears, performed at M Countdown Smile Thailand, had a special recording for Strong Heart and showed up for the Style Icon Awards.
All those appearances didn′t seem to be enough though, since his fans came out in droves to say goodbye at the army base, and of course, his Super Junior bros also came out to share support.
Proof that this bromance will stay intact for the two years Leeteuk is in the army?
The members have promised to leave Leeteuk′s leader position vacant until he returns, calling him their eternal leader.
Since there may be a dearth of Leeteuk news for the next two years, we′re giving you guys a present and releasing a bunch of special articles on Leeteuk throughout the day, so keep checking in!
Photo credit: Lee Byung Kwan