Kim Hyun Joong Announces Delay in Military Enlistment
luvsmiling, March 23, 2015, 10:11 a.m.
Kim Hyun Joong has announced that he will be delaying his enlistment in to the Korean military. The singer’s agency, Key East Entertainment, said to Xportsnews on March 23 that the enlistment has recently been delayed, and that they are unable to reveal his future enlistment plans.
Following draft notices in August and October of last year, which were at the time postponed due to overseas performances, Kim Hyun Joong received his latest notice for March 31. However, he recently sent a request for postponement to the Military Manpower Administration, which was accepted, and his enlistment has been delayed once again.
Kim Hyun Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501. Kim is well known for his role as Yoon Ji-hoo in the 2009 Korean drama Boys Over Flowers, and as Baek Seung-jo in Playful Kiss, for which he received the Popularity Awards at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards for the former and at the Seoul International Drama Awards 2009 for the latter.
With the expiration of the contract, Kim left DSP Media, who managed him as part of SS501 and joined KeyEast in 2010. He debuted as a solo artist with his Korean mini albums Break Down and Lucky in 2011. He is a member of the charity football team FC MEN as well as a style icon in Korea, having won several icon awards.