Jin, the oldest member of the Ok-pop band BTS, will start his obligatory army service on Dec. 13, South Korean newspaper Aju Enterprise Day by day reported on Thursday, citing unnamed army authorities.
Jin, who turns 30 on Dec. 4, shall be deployed to a unit after receiving 5 weeks of coaching on the boot camp, the paper reported.
Spokespeople for BTS’ company, HYBE, and the South Korean Ministry of Protection declined to verify the report.
In a social media submit final week Jin hinted he was headed to a “front-line” place.
After years of uncertainty, the group introduced in October it could go on obligatory army service, beginning with Jin. The group plans to pursue particular person initiatives and reunite in 2025 in spite of everything had served, HYBE stated on the time.
Jin hinted final week he was headed for a “front-line” place.ImaZins through Getty Pictures
All able-bodied males in South Korea between 18 and 28 should serve within the army for 18 to 21 months. Some classes, nonetheless, have gained exemptions, or served for shorter durations, together with Olympics and Asian Video games medal winners, and classical musicians and dancers who win high prizes at sure competitions. Some lawmakers had known as for BTS to be exempted.
South Korea’s protection minister has steered BTS might nonetheless carry out abroad whereas serving within the army.