On 31st March, popular solo Korean artist IU (아이유) appeared on the 100th episode of “You Quiz On The Block” (유 퀴즈 온 더 블럭) as a special guest.
During her appearance, the Korean singer updated the hosts and viewers about her brother, who has just enlisted in the army for mandatory military service. According to IU, it’s been two weeks since his enlistment.
One of the hosts of “You Quiz On The Block”, Yoo Jae-Suk (유재석), mentioned how everyone will go insane if they found out the identity of IU’s younger sibling. The singer then exclaimed that only a few of her brother’s close friends knew about it after he had to hide it for a long time.
IU clarified, “He kept this a secret his whole life. Only four to five of his real close friends know.” Moreover, her brother also told their mother that “he’s still keeping it a secret.”
The solo K-pop star added that due to their similar features, people often are able to put two and two together about their relationship status. It is also understood his name is Lee Jong-Hoon. Despite the circumstances, her brother will usually deny any connection in order to protect their privacy.
Jae-Suk then asked the 27-year-old female songstress about what phrase her brother normally uses, which revealed their true sibling relationship. IU then responded that she rarely talks to him.