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BTS’s J-Hope enlists for mandatory military service

BTS’s J-Hope has enlisted for mandatory military service!

J-Hope, 29, is the second member of the famous K-pop group to put his music career on hold for the time in the military, which is a requirement in South Korea.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the singer, whose real name is Jung Ho-Seok, kept a low profile as a van carrying him entered the venue for his military enlistment ceremony in Wonju – in the Gangwon Province – on Tuesday.


J-Hope addressing his fans posted a message on his personal Instagram account alongside a photo of his shaved head, with a caption saying: “I’ll have a good trip!!.”


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He also posted on a fan platform called Weverse  and said, “I’ll be back later.”

A day earlier, the official BTS Twitter handle posted photos of the boy band supporting him, with the caption: “I love you J-Hope.”

What is mandatory military service?

In South Korea, all able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 35 years must serve in the military for a period of between 18 and 22 months.

The country remains in a state of military readiness amid tensions with North Korea, which dates back to the Korean War in the 1950s.



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