BTS member Jin's cropped hair showed a photo before enlisting in the military
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December 4 to the singer he is 30 years old, and according to South Korean law, he is required to serve from 18 to 21 months.
30-year-old South Korean singer-songwriter Kim Seok-jin, and one of the members of the mega-popular boy band BTS, known in the group under the stage name Jin, became the first of the group to enlist in the army. Despite the overwhelming success of BTS, its members did not escape their mandatory service in the South Korean Armed Forces, and now the first of them became a soldier. A picture posing with cropped hair. On the Weverse app, the musician joked that his new haircut in preparation for his military enlistment was “cuter” than expected.
According to South Korean law, all able-bodied men must serve in the military for 18 to 21 months before his 30th birthday. Since the famous band member turned 30 on December 4, his service began almost 10 days after his birthday.
The group's music director Sungdeuk Son also shared the photo on his Instagram page, writing, “I hope you have a prosperous service and spend precious time in your life…”.
The group's label, Big Hit Music, via a message on Weverse asked fans to refrain from visiting Jin during his military service and promised to keep fans informed about the artist while he is away.
“Jin will serve the required time in the military. Please note that we will not hold any official activities on the day of his enlistment.The oath is something that only military personnel and their families should observe.To prevent any problems that may arise due to crowds, we ask fans to refrain from attending this instead, we ask that you keep warm words of encouragement and farewell in your hearts. We ask that you continue to love and support Jin until he completes his military service and returns. Our company will also strive to provide him with all the support he needs during this time “, the statement said.
According to the members of BTS, they are looking forward to reuniting as a group around 2025 after “releasing fulfilling one's obligations to serve.”