Leeteuk to Return to Military Service Today
Super Junior member Leeteuk will be returning back to his army base after taking a few days leave due to the death of his father and grandparents.
He was put on vacation from his military service on January 6, when he heard news that his father and his grandparents had passed away. Leeteuk, his sister (actress Park In Young), and their family and friends mourned for their loss at the funeral on January 8. Now that the deceased have been buried, he will finish his four nights and five day leave and head back to his base in Inje-gun, Gangwon-do.
It has been reported that Leeteuk quietly spent his vacation with his family. It is expected that he will finish up his remaining seven months in his military service. There have been some questions of whether he would finish his service earlier, because of the tragic family circumstances, but military officials expressed their doubts and explained that this would only be the case if Leeteuk became the legal and sole provider of his family.
On January 6, the bodies of Leeteuk’s father and grandparents were found in their home. Although originally reported that they died in a car accident, it was revealed that Leeteuk’s father taken the lives of his parents and committed suicide due to being overwhelmed with his struggles and his depression. You can read the police’s official statement here.