It wasn’t too long ago when Super Junior’s Lee Teuk was discharged from the army. We were stunned to hear news about Lee Min-ki’s sudden enlistment on 7th August!
Rather than informing his fans of his departure, Lee Min-ki’s agency informed various media outlets that he has quietly entered the army to avoid unnecessary celebrity treatment. According to Soompi, the representative stated that Min-ki has not informed his personal friends about his enlistment as well.
Instead of being an active-duty soldier, the source stated that he will fulfill his national duty as a public service worker. In fact, he feels apologetic towards his fans for not informing them but he has previously emphasised that he will enlist quietly without receiving any special treatment.
Min-ki isn’t the first Korean celebrity to enlist in the army quietly as actor Yoo Seung-ho informed his fans about his enlistment a day after he entered the army. The actor even recorded a special farewell video for the fans before he was enlisted in the army.
In 2002, the actor stole the limelight through various roles in featured films and TV series such as “Haeundae”, “Spellbound”, “Shut Up Flower Boy Band”, and “Monster”. He showcased his acting talent in various music videos as well including his depressing role in Nell’s “The Day Before”. The actor has recently wrapped up the filming for his latest film, “Shoot My Heart”. The film is set to premiere in November.
With 2 years of enlistment, we certainly hope you are not going to get separation anxiety and perhaps you should pretend that time flies so quickly that you forgot that he was even enlisted in the first place!