Kim Hyun Joong, while still embroiled in conflict and controversy with ex-girlfriend Choi, will be enlisting on May 12th.
The Hallyu star, who had gained much fame previously with the hit drama Boys Over Flowers, could be reaching his slump due to complicated relationship with Choi, and has chosen to head for the compulsory years of military service after postponing it previously due to overseas schedules and personal reasons. The celebrity turns 30 this year in Korean age.
Fans probably have to give up on the hope of a full SS501 reunion with the official announcement of Kim Hyun Joong’s enlistment, although member Kim Hyung Jun previously hinted possibilities of a group comeback.
Some might have thought that the case with Choi would come to a close after she dropped the first court case accusing him of assault and having a possibility of being reunited and getting married after expecting their first child.
Choi is currently six months pregnant and, therefore, the baby is expected to be born in September while he is still in the army. However, it has been reported that he is getting sued once again by Choi for inflicting psychological harm on her. She has also filed a large-scale lawsuit against netizens for hateful comments.
Despite all these, Kim Hyun Joong will be going ahead with his enlistment, with detailed information revealed by Dispatch. He will be admitted into the 30th Division Training Battalion in Goyang city, Gyeonggi-do at 2PM KST, May 12th and go through five weeks of basic military training. He will serve his duties as an active soldier for one year and nine months, expecting to be released on February 11th, 2017.
According to a closely related source of Kim Hyung Joong, he “recently came back from a healing vacation with his friends at Jeju Island and is quietly waiting for his enlistment date.”