On October 23, Kim Soo Hyun officially enlisted in the military in order to fulfill his mandatory requirement as a male Korean citizen.
The actor arrived at a recruit training center located in Paju, where many domestic and international fans sent him off with handmade signs.
While Kim Soo Hyun quietly enlisted without any speeches, he left a message for his fans through Instagram.
He wrote, “Hello, this is Kim Soo Hyun. I wanted to briefly greet everyone before I enlist. I want to express my gratitude to those who have always supported me. I will return in good health. I hope everyone stays healthy.”
A source from his agency explained the actor’s choice to quietly enlist, saying, “Kim Soo Hyun wanted to go quietly. To be honest, as the only difference between him and the other people enlisting is that he happens to be a celebrity, it is burdensome to be singled out. Would you not agree that it’s important to not cause discomfort for the others who are enlisting with him?”
Kim Soo Hyun will undergo basic training for five weeks, before carrying out his service for 21 months. He is set to be discharged on July 22, 2019.
We wish Kim Soo Hyun the best of luck!