Minoz (as fans of Lee Min Ho are lovingly known), we’ve got bad news for you.
News of Lee Min Ho’s enlistment was first reported by South Korean media outlet Sports Chosun, who cited an insider. Shortly after, his label MYM Entertainment confirmed the news.
Insiders revealed that the heartthrob will be serving as a social service worker in Gangnam. He will then be proceeding to boot camp training at a later date in the year. However, the date hasn’t been set yet.
The “City Hunter” star will be enlisting as a social service worker instead of active duty soldier due to a 2006 car accident with Jung Il Woo. He suffered from a fractured ankle and had to spend months bedridden. The actor also had a metal rod inserted into his right leg, but it was eventually removed in 2009.
MYM Entertainment also released a statement on the issue, saying:
“Lee Min Ho will start his military service as a public service worker at Gangnam District Office in Seoul on May 12. He is planning on enlisting quietly. He received the public service worker verdict due to his car accidents in 2006 and 2011.”
Lee Min Ho officially made his debut as an actor in 2003, but only got popular in 2009 due to his role as Goo Jun Pyo in K-Drama “Boys Over Flowers”. Since then, he has acted in “Personal Taste”, “City Hunter”, and “The Heirs” – all of which gained a large following.
His final work was SBS’ “The Legend Of The Blue Sea”, which starred fellow Hallyu star Jeon Ji Hyun.