4:23 pm - 02/25/2019

Lee Jong-suk to Join Military Next Month

On February 25th, a source told Ilgan Sports, “Lee Jong-suk will start his military duty on March 8th, and unfortunately his fans will miss him for 2 years”.

When Lee Jong-suk was 16 years old, he had a big traffic accident, which led to an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury. The injury was so big that he had to give up his dream to become a taekwondo player. Therefore, Lee Jong-suk received a level 4 from the physical examination. According to the Military Manpower Administration’s rules, a person with a level 4 physical grade must receive an “alternative” military service, which means Lee Jong-suk will serve his 2 year-long military duty as a public service worker at an appointed location.

Lee Jong-suk will leave after he finishes filming the drama ‘Romance Is a Bonus Book’. Lee will wrap up filming his parts on the 27th this month. Other cast members will also finish filming in the beginning of March.

However, he won’t take a rest for the 10 days that he has left after filming the tvN drama. He will continue finishing his schedules including shooting for commercials. Because there is an increasing number of public social workers recently, Lee Jong-suk will first begin working at a designated location, and then he will receive the basic training. The specific dates have not been decided.

If Lee Jong-suk joins the army on March 8th as planned, his discharge date will be January 2nd, 2021.

source: KPopLove via isplus
goshipgurl 26th-Feb-2019 12:42 am (UTC)
about time

i wonder if netizens will shit on him for becoming a public service worker
shalottlady07 26th-Feb-2019 01:06 am (UTC)
It makes me sad when that happens to people. They have medical reasons why they can't serve in that capacity.
daynr 26th-Feb-2019 01:30 am (UTC)
I can't believe he was a serious taekwondo player, I don't picture his as an athlete.

I hope he lays off his skin (it looks so tortured with microdermabrasion or something) and has a successful and useful enlistment, that fans let him be, and he stays healthy.
modestgoddess79 26th-Feb-2019 02:26 am (UTC)
Serve well and return safely
thebloomroom 26th-Feb-2019 02:54 am (UTC)
Oh wow finally. I’ll miss his face but it’ll go by quick.
infj23 26th-Feb-2019 03:38 am (UTC)
He and Woo Bin were the first to draw me into K-dramas. Serve safely!
donaldjdrumpf 26th-Feb-2019 05:02 am (UTC)
Good. He peaked the first 6 episodes of W.
juhli 26th-Feb-2019 08:58 am (UTC)
What is that outfit?

I used to watch all his dramas and love his performances, but around the time of W, he kinda became boring as an actor to me.
But a lot of times actors change in the military, so i'd like to see if it,'s the same in his case. Serve well Lee Jong Suk!
921227 26th-Feb-2019 12:51 pm (UTC)
ACL injuries can be life changing so I don't doubt his rating is deserved.
Hope he serves well! && I'll be anticipating his post-service drama!
violoncelliste 26th-Feb-2019 09:33 pm (UTC)

i will miss his insta posts
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