On February 11, Kim Hyun Joong was discharged from the army after serving for 21 months.
Upon being discharged, the actor relayed his thoughts on being discharged and said, “I feel like I’m starting the second half of my life.”
He continued, “I still have a lot of worries and fear. However, I felt many things, learned how to overcome, and thought a lot while I was in the army. I hope people will trust me more and watch over me.”
As for his future plans, he said, “The very first thing I need to do is meet my parents. I met them while I was on leave, but I want to greet them formally after being discharged. I can’t give any details about plans for activities, but I think I will greet fans soon.”
Kim Hyun Joong was also asked about his thoughts on BIGBANG’s T.O.P and JYJ’s Junsu starting their military service. He commented, “I hope [they] have strength and fulfill their military duty well.”
Previously, Kim Hyun Joong started his mandatory military service in May 2015 as an active-duty soldier.