We’ve heard rumblings of this for a while now but most of the fans have brushed it off as just another rumour. 2011 was such an eventful year for David, what with leaving the label but still doing AMAZINGLY well with the Asian Tour, MKOC Tour, GCT, etc, so leaving on a 2 year mission with no contact to the fans or even the real world just seemed too far fetched to fathom.
But tonight, during his Salt Lake City concert, David himself made the announcement that he has decided to serve a full time mission next year. The announcement was greeted with a mix of support from his home town crowd as well as some crying and sobbing from some of the fans in the crowd. It was truly an emotionally charged moment as you can see from the videos below:
Here’s the vid from the Official Channel:
Here’s another Vid: A bit shaky but more close up:
This is Oh Holy Night which he performed immediately after the announcement:
He actually was emotionally even before the announcement and that should have clued us in a bit about the upcoming news. Here’s his emotional speech after Silent Night:
I don’t really know what to say about this decision because I think all of us will have our own different reaction to this and no one can really tell the other how to feel. What I can say is that David made a huge and extremely brave decision and truly showed what we already knew, i.e that for him it was never about the fame and fortune.
So what do YOU make of this decision? Please post your thoughts cause we would love to hear it..
Whatever your take on it though, we truly hope that you will continue to support David during his absence as well as when he comes back older, wiser and with more life experience. He’s definitely worth the wait..