JYJ’s Junsu Says Farewell with Final Concert Before Starting Military Service
Ben Cho, Dec. 11, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Junsu of South Korean K-pop trio JYJ bid farewell to his global fans in his last concert before starting his compulsory military duty. The musical performer beamed during the "2016 Xia Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra Vol. 5" held in eastern Seoul from Friday to Sunday. The 29-year-old has arranged to serve his two-year military service starting February.
On the second day of the goodbye concert, the musical performer tugged at his fans' heartstrings as he cried out "Chungseong," a military greeting term for senior officers, meaning "loyalty" in Korean. "It is ironic to say these things after singing 'Tears in Heaven' in a military uniform," the K-pop artist told fans. He called the concert his "last break" before leaving for "a duty for all Korean men."
In the concert, Junsu sang the best songs of his six-year musical career, including hits from "Elizabeth," "December" and "Tears in Heaven." Tickets for the three-day concert sold out fast, drawing some 20,000 viewers to meet the globally followed K-pop star.
After being trained in Nonsan in February, Junsu will be dispatched to the public relations unit of Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency, according to a government notice.