SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Park Yu-chun, a member of the popular boy band JYJ, will enlist in the Army Thursday for his mandatory military service.
Park will enter a boot camp in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province, for five weeks of basic training before starting his military service as a public agent, according to his agency, C-Jes Entertainment.
He is the second member of the trio to serve in the military after Kim Jae-joong, who joined the Army in March.
The 28-year-old will go directly into camp, without having any ceremony or other events for his fans and media, the agency said.
“We decided not to make his enlistment a public event as Park wants to keep it low profile,” it said.
On Tuesday, the singer held an event to bid farewell to his devoted fans. A day later, he left a Korean-language message on his Chinese Weibo account, saying: “I’m sincerely sorry for many things. I can hardly go to sleep tonight, however, hard I try. Thank you.”
Park received favorable reviews for his leading role in the just finished SBS TV drama series “The Girl Who Sees Smells.” Most recently, he filmed the upcoming Korean thriller “Lucid Dream.”
All able-bodied South Korean men between the ages of 18 and 35 must serve in the military for about two years. The country remains technically at war with North Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War that ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty.’