In less than a week, Jaejoong of JYJ will go on a 2-year hiatus from his music career as he 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.
His talent agency C-Jes Entertainment revealed in an official statement that Jaejoong requested to enlist in the army without the fanfare of a press conference and media coverage.
Earlier in March this year, C-Jes Entertainment confirmed that he will be enlisting in the army on the same day as Sungmin, the newly married Super Junior member.
However, similar to Super Junior’s Shindong, Jaejoong’s agency released an official statement and revealed that Jaejoong wishes to quietly enter the army:
Kim Jaejoong has strongly expressed his wishes to enter the military quietly, so as his agency will respect this.
The agency further revealed that his entrance will be a private event away from the media.
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 before leaving the company to form JYJ in 2010. He then debuted as a solo singer and pursued his career as an actor. He recently starred in the KBS drama “Spy” as Kim Seo Nu, a South Korean spy who is unknowingly the son of a former North Korean spy.
The JYJ member will bid his fans a final goodbye through 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.