2:55 pm - 08/27/2019

F.T Island's Hongki will enlist on Sep 30th in active duty



Reports have emerged that Lee Hong Ki has received his draft notice to enlist as an active duty soldier. A source from FNC Entertainment confirmed the news and said, “Lee Hong Ki will be enlisting as an active duty soldier on September 30.”

With the knowledge that he would have to enlist within 2019, Lee Hong Ki has been busy with activities in a variety of fields. He released his solo album “Do N Do” last October and then along with the other FTISLAND members, successfully held concerts both domestically and overseas this year.

He recently chose the musical “I Loved You” (literal title) and has been busy with rehearsals. However, with his enlistment date set just ten days after the show opens, he will unfortunately have to step down midway. As most celebrities these days do not try to push back enlistment dates due to ongoing official activities, Lee Hong Ki is expected to do the same. The schedule released by the production company indicates that Lee Hong Ki will be performing on September 29, the day before his enlistment.

Lee Hong Ki is set to be the first member of FTISLAND to enlist.

source. soompi 1 2, naver 1 2
horichansenpai 27th-Aug-2019 01:12 pm (UTC)
And FTI plans on squeezing in a Korean minialbum (not sure if promoted or not) somewhere in September, dang Hongki is busy.

They've talked about enlistment for well over a year now so I don't feel too sad hearing this lol, it'll definitely hit me harder when the day comes though. Curious how the other members will sound at FNC Kingdom in December.

Hongki has a tag btw OP!
juhli 27th-Aug-2019 01:35 pm (UTC)
i feel like he was also expecting to get drafted sooner and thats why they werent doing the Korean mini sooner? Since they thought they wouldn't have time? And right now, when he is doing his musical, etc. the draft arrives.

But yeah, i feel the same, since he always kept his fans so updates, it feels like we've been waiting together with him haha...i'm sure there's a part of him too, that feels content to finally have a date.

Thank youo! I was only looking for "hongki" and didnt find it
horichansenpai 28th-Aug-2019 06:36 pm (UTC)
They were planning a full album before Burning Sons happened and decided to not come back at all which left me really bitter, but yeah it's possible they decided to release a mini thinking Hongki still had more time after all? Promoted or not, I'm just happy that their final music before enlistment is going to be ot4 stuff lol
juhli 28th-Aug-2019 07:52 pm (UTC)
:// True true, eventhough FTI handled it well, i do think it was the right decision not to do a comeback at that time.
I'm also looking forward to the new music :D

did you see that promo where they just cold-bloodily wrote four treasure island? I cackled
horichansenpai 29th-Aug-2019 05:51 am (UTC)

Nylon Korean photoshoot? Yep that was beautiful LOL too bad so many butthurt fans complained on the IG post

juhli 29th-Aug-2019 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that one 😂
babyjenkski 27th-Aug-2019 01:34 pm (UTC)
Ok. After watching Jaejin's solo, I get this. Will most definitely miss his powerful vocals. All the best for you kid!

A bit sad for my kid Ilhoon. All his fave hyungs are in the military. He's a bit emo these days.

Edited at 2019-08-27 01:54 pm (UTC)
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