SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Yonhap) — SleepK-pop sensation BTS K has entered the process of enlisting in military service, his representation agency, BigHit Music, announced this Sunday.
The agency stated that J-Hope has already requested the cancellation of his recruitment postponement, adding that if there is any new news related to his recruitment, he will inform it immediately.
If he enlists in the military, J-Hope, born in 1994, will become the second member of the band to do so, after Jin, who enlisted last December.
In South Korea, all physically fit men must serve in the military for approximately two years, but current law allows international award-winning classical athletes and musicians recommended by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to serve in their respective fields, providing options. gives. in lieu of active military service.
Bill National, which includes globally recognized male pop culture artists such as BTS, in the program amid a long debate over whether the septet should be exempt, in recognition of their contribution to improving the country’s national brand pending in the assembly.