J.Tune Camp’s K-Pop idol boy group MBLAQ’s main vocalist G.O will be enlisting in the military for his mandatory army service today (Thursday, 18th February).
G.O (real name Jung Byung Hee, 정병희) is set to enter the Nonsan Army Training Center, Chungnam Province for 4 weeks of basic military training. After which, the 29-year-old idol is expected to serve as a public service worker at one of the Seoul district offices for 24 months, according to Korean news reports.
Before MBLAQ, G.O. was a former member of Korean group, TYKEYS, a 3-member band that debuted in 2007. In 2009, G.O made his debut as then 5-member boy group MBLAQ. Prior to his MBLAQ debut, he had trained with Hallyu superstar Rain, who was the group’s founder and mentor.
Aside from being part of MBLAQ, G.O has also been actively acting and taking part in variety shows in the recent years. He was previously a contestant on South Korean singing competition program “King of Mask Singer”. He has also participated in the musicals “The Kingdom of the Wind” and “Gwanhwamun Sonata”.
With regards to G.O’s enlistment, a J.Tune Camp representative said that G.O wants to enlist without fanfare so they want to keep things simple. “G.O wants to enter the military quietly. His enlistment will take place without any special events,” the rep revealed. As for the remaining members, Seungho and Mir, the rep said that they will focus on individual activities while G.O is gone.
G.O is expected to be discharged from the military on 17th February 2018. His enlistment comes following the release of MBLAQ’s last album “Mirror” June last year.