In February 2013, K-Pop idol Se7en uttered a teary goodbye to his fans at his final Japanese concert series. He was to enlist into the mandatory South Korean army training. A month later, he was gone. And while lots have changed since he left the entertainment industry e.g. his contract with YG Entertainment has officially ended, he was embroiled in a certain massage parlour scandal, fans can now look forward to seeing their idol again!
On Sunday (28th Dec) at around 9pm South Korean time, Se7en officially discharged from the army. He was greeted by members of the press and fans who have been waiting for almost 2 years to see him again.
Upon his discharge, he was quoted as saying:
Hello. It’s Sergeant Choi Dong Wook. Thank you for coming to see me despite the cold weather. I’m sorry about the disappointment you faced while I was serving, and I’m reflecting on my wrongdoings. I couldn’t say anything because I was enlisted at the time. There are some misunderstandings other than what I did wrong. It was hard, but I think it came to because of my mistakes. I was at the 8th division for about a year and a half. After the incident, it wasn’t that easy. I was able to see it to the end because of the executives who believed me. I’m going to live diligently every day from now.
Meanwhile, it was recently confirmed that his ex-girlfriend Park Han Byul (someone he previously dated for 12 years) is in a relationship with Jung Eun Woo, her co-star in the drama “Well Brought Up Daughter Hana”.
Han Byul is the latest in a string of Korean idols whose relationships have come to light – Super Junior’s Sungmin, f(x)’s Sulli, SNSD Girl’s Generations’ members Yoona, Sooyoung, Tiffany, Taeyeon and EXO’s Baekhyun were all revealed to be in relationships over the past year. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon is also rumoured to be dating Japanese model Kiko Mizuhara.