It is with truly heavy hearts to inform you that JYJ’s Jaejoong will go on a 2-year hiatus the singer-actor will be entering the Korean army on 31st March. He is the first member of the K-Pop trio to be enlisted in the army.
According to Korean media outlet Newsen, his talent agency C-Jes Entertainment confirmed the report about his army enlistment and said that he “will be spending the remaining time with his fans”.
Jaejoong made his debut as a member of SM Entertainment’s TVXQ in 2003. He filed a lawsuit against the company with Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu and they left the company to form JYJ in 2010. The singer has since enjoyed his freedom as a solo singer and pursued his career as an actor.
His former label mate, Sungmin from Super Junior is reportedly enlisting on the same day as him. Originally scheduled to enter the army on 25th Nov, Super Junior’s Shindong will be enlisted in the army in March as well.
Junsu and Yoochun are expected to enter the Korean army this year as well but it is unclear when they will leave.
Before he enters the army, Jaejoong will be holding his last fanmeeting concert titled “Kim Jae Joong Concert in Seoul – The Beginning of The End” on 28th and 29th March at HwaJung Gymnasium in Korea University. Following the success of his fanmeetingss in Japan, it was reported that he personally suggested that the event to be held in Korea after receiving fans’ requests to perform his drama OSTs and share his stories as an actor. The actor is also set to make a special appearance for international fans on 14th March.
The tickets to the fanmeeting can be purchased starting from 4th March at 8PM (KST) through Interpark.
Jaejoong is currently starring in the KBS drama “Spy” as Kim Seo Nu, a South Korean spy who is unknowingly the son of a former North Korean spy. He made his solo comeback in January 2014 with his Japanese repackaged album “WWW Keshou”. Titled “Just Us”, his last album with JYJ was released in July 2014.