BTS’ RM’s ‘Empty’ Workout Board Tugs at Fans’ Heartstrings

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The departure of the last four members of BTS for their military service has left a palpable sense of longing among the ARMY. Recently, a snapshot shared by a HYBE staff member on December 19, 2023, revealed a poignant scene at the company—an empty whiteboard that previously held the workout routine details of RM, now simply displaying the word “EMPTY.” Fans recognized the whiteboard from the seven BT21 magnets, each representing a member of BTS, emphasizing the void created by RM’s absence.

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Concerns about RM’s health surfaced after a netizen posted alleged information on social media on December 17, 2023, claiming that the BTS leader was unwell while training at the Nonsan Training Center, potentially having a cold or flu. This tweet quickly went viral, prompting an outpouring of well wishes and support from fans worldwide for RM’s speedy recovery.

Amidst these emotions and concerns, the ARMY eagerly anticipates the long-awaited BTS reunion in 2025. Following the group’s decision to take an indefinite hiatus in 2022 and pursue individual endeavors, fans are now counting down to 2025, the year when BTS is expected to regroup after completing their military service obligations. The anticipation for their return and the prospect of seeing the septet reunite is a source of immense excitement and hope for fans worldwide.