Taecyeon passes test for active duty after retaking the military service medical exam
LrgnNChrg, Dec. 13, 2013, 10:51 a.m.
On December 12, 2PM's Taecyeon cheered when he found out he pased the physical exams for active duty after retaking it. Back in 2008, his herniated disc had rendered him fit for only public service, and worked hard to improve his health.
He shared his firm belief on the matter, "If you are a real South Korean man, you must definitely complete the proper military service."
Following his beliefs, after he recovered from surgeries for his disc injury on two occasions, once in 2012 and once in 2013, and retried for the exam unlike many athletes or celebrities who gladly accepted the role of public servant in the same medical case. However, his herniated disc was not the only injury he suffered as he severely injured his arm while promoting in Japan in 2013 as well. He even went under surgery to remove the metal pins from his arm.
Big respect to Taecyeon for stepping up to his duties to serve his country as a proud and brave Korean man unlike some celebrities who took great measures to avoid the obligated military service, Taecyeon even gave up his permanent United States residency back in 2010 in eager anticipation of serving South Korea.
One of Taecyeon's acquaintances even expressed their joy in the idol star's achievement, saying, "He finally did it."
Congratulations to Taecyeon! Stay tuned for updates, such as further details on his military service plans.