Jin of BTS will be the first member of the septet to enlist.
His enlistment was pushed back to end of this year as recommended by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, but he will retract the deferral later this month and follow the procedure for mandatory military service, said label Big Hit Music on Monday. The rest of the members will carry out their duties according to their respective plans, and everyone is hoping to resume full-group activities approximately in 2025, the company added.
Jin is the oldest member of the band, having turned 30 this year.
The band has been surrounded by controversy over whether the members should be granted alternative service even though they themselves maintained that they will be ready to serve whenever needed.
Meanwhile, BTS held a concert in Busan on Saturday and Jin told fans that he will put out a solo single soon. Admitting that it was not exactly planned, he said that he will be the second member to release solo work, after J-Hope. [TheKoreaHerald]