Ok-pop Star J-Hope Begins Necessary Army Service In South Korea

K-pop Star J-Hope Starts Mandatory Military Service In South Korea

J-Hope started his obligatory army service in South Korea on Tuesday. (File)


J-Hope, a member of Grammy-nominated Ok-pop boy band BTS, started his obligatory army service in South Korea on Tuesday, the second member of the group to take action.

The singer saved a low profile as a van carrying him entered the venue for his army enlistment ceremony within the metropolis of Wonju, some 87 kilometres (54 miles) away from Seoul, information company Yonhap reported.

“I will be again later,” the singer whose actual identify is Jung Ho-seok mentioned on Monday in a publish on fan platform Weverse, alongside an image of his shaved head. Greater than 10,000 feedback from followers wished his secure return after finishing his army duties.

Spokespeople for HYBE, which owns the band’s company Bighit Music, declined to verify the small print of his enlistment.

J-Hope, 29, is the second member of the favored septet to enlist following Jin, the oldest, who joined the army in December.

All able-bodied males in South Korea between the ages of 18 and 28 should serve within the army for 18 to 21 months.

The army enlistment of BTS members has drawn consideration from not simply followers but additionally politicians in South Korea. Some lawmakers floated the concept of granting the hit group an exemption from obligatory army service to permit them to proceed to carry out as an alternative.

Nonetheless, the band’s company final yr mentioned that each one members deliberate to finish army obligation by 2025.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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