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Jin Is the First BTS Member To Enlist in the South Korean Army

Following promotional activities for his recent single.

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Jin Is the First BTS Member To Enlist in the South Korean Army

Following promotional activities for his recent single.

As confirmed last month, BTS‘ seven members are going forward with their mandatory military service in South Korea — and Jin is the first one to do so.

The 29-year-old, who turns 30 on December 4, is reportedly enlisting in the army on December 13. The K-pop star will undergo five weeks of training at the boot camp and will be deployed to a unit afterward.

Jin’s management company HYBE Corporation or the South Korean ministry of defense has yet to confirm the news. However, the star did respond to a fan’s comment on social media saying he was headed to a “front-line” position.

The BTS member, real name Kim Seok-jin, was known to be the first of the group to join the military, following all promotional activities for his solo track “The Astronaut” that was released last month.

The news comes after BTS announced it would go on an indefinite hiatus with each member pursuing solo projects until the group reunites in 2025 after everyone has served their mandatory military service. Over the past few months, aside from Jin, Jungkook performed on stage at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony, while RM shared his solo album Indigo will release on December 2.

In South Korea, all able-bodied men aged between 18 and 28 are required to serve in the army for 18 to 21 months, with the exception of gold medal winners at the Olympics or Asian Games.

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