K-pop Stars, BTS To Enlist In Military Service And Will Be Back As A Group In 2025

BTS members Jin, RM, Suga, Jhope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook will go on to serve in the mandatory military service.

Their label BIGHIT MUSIC, announced on Monday (17 October) that the oldest member of the k-pop boy band, Jin will soon report for South Korea's mandatory military service.

k-pop stars, bts to enlist in military service and will be back as a group in 2025Photo via NBC News 

Jin, who is turning 30 this December will cancel his request to delay his enlistment later this month and will follow the Military Manpower Administration’s relevant procedures for enlistment, “Both the company and members of BTS are looking forward to reconvening as a group again in 2025 following their service commitment.”

In case you didn’t know, all able-bodied men in South Korea aged between 18 and 28 must serve in the military for between 18 and 21 months as part of efforts to defend against nuclear-armed North Korea. 

Some South Koreans, however, have won exemptions for shorter terms including Olympic and Asian Games medal winners, classical musicians and dancers who won top prizes in certain competitions. 

All the best boys! We can’t wait to see what 2025 will bring!

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat