Kim Soo Hyun leaves message for fans before discreetly enlisting

Cari Pak, Oct. 23, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

Kim Soo Hyun officially enlisted in the military on October 23 to fulfill his duties as a male Korean citizen. The actor arrived at the Gyeonggi-do Paju recruit training center, where many domestic and international fans sent him off with handmade signs. Although Kim Soo Hyun quietly enlisted without any publicization or speeches, he left a message for his fans through Instagram.

He wrote, “Hello, this is Kim Soo Hyun. I wanted to briefly greet everyone before I enlist. I want to express my gratitude to those who have always supported me. I will return in good health. I hope everyone stays healthy.”

A source from his agency gave an explanation for the actor’s choice to quietly enlist, saying, “Kim Soo Hyun wanted to go quietly. To be honest, as the only difference between him and the other people enlisting is that he happens to be a celebrity, it is burdensome to be singled out. Would you not agree that it’s important to not cause discomfort for the others who are enlisting with him?” Kim Soo Hyun will go through basic training for five weeks, before completing his service for 21 months. He is set to be discharged on July 22, 2019!

We hope the wait for his return won't feel too long!

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