Before MBLAQ (an acronym for Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality) member Mir (미르) enlisted for his mandatory military service in July, he took a trip with g.o.d. member Park Jun Hyung as a part of an episode for KBS variety travel show, “Suspicious Vacation”, which was broadcasted on Monday (1st August).
The young idol visited the sacred city of Kandy in Sri Lanka, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, to better experience the country’s Buddhist culture.
During the show, the 25-year-old singer confessed about entering the K-Pop industry at a young age and his insecurities as an idol.
“I debuted as an idol at a young age and just ran forward without any rest. I entered a slump and I think I tried to run away from reality a lot. Whenever I saw someone who seemed more talented than me, I avoided them and for about 3 months, I didn’t leave the house at all,” he said.
He also revealed that he “feels so complicated” because he is going to the military soon. Fellow singer and sunbae (senior in Korean) Park Jun Hyung encouraged him by saying, “I hope you learn a lot and come back healthier and happier”.
Mir, real name Bang Cheol-yong (방철용), made his debut through MBLAQ at the tender age of 18 along with his Hyungs (older brothers in Korean) G.O, Seung Ho, and formerly, Lee Joon and Thunder in 2009. The group was originally founded by K-Pop legend Rain (Bi).
The star is currently serving his mandatory military service.