There is a rule in South Korea that one male from every family should serve the nation for at least 20 months in any form of public service before they turn 30. And celebrities and stars are not exempted from this rule, unless and until they have a valid reason.
Every year many K Pop idols from Korea serve the nation and return to normal life.
Here is the list of idols who served the nation and are ready to return from the public service in 2022.
1. Teen Top’s Ricky
The group’s lead dancer joined the military on January 18, 2021. After completing his basic military training, he served with the military band. He is expected to return to normal life sometime in July 2022.
2. The Rose’s Hajoon
The band’s drummer and rapper have been serving in the military since October 12, 2020. He joined the Air Force military band and is set to conclude his service in July 2022.
3. Block B’s Park Kyung
Park Kyung has to serve in the military from October 19, 2022, but the date was postponed. This sudden change is due to his health, which led to changing his role from an active duty soldier to a public service worker.
4. The Rose’s Jaehyung
Serving as The Rose’s bassist, visual, and maknae, Jaehyung is the band’s last member to have started his military conscription on November 9, 2020. He is set to be discharged in August 2022.
5. INFINITE’s Laka Kim Myung Soo
On February 22, 2021, Kim Myung Soo confirmed through his agency that he began his military service that same day. After completing his five-week basic training, he carried out his service as an active soldier in the Marine Corps. He will be released in August 2022.
6. PENTAGOS’s Hui
The group’s leader started his mandatory military journey on February 18, 2021. To receive his basic military training, he joined the Nonsan Army Recruit Training Center in South Chungcheong Province. He is expected to finish his service by November 2022.
7. EXO’s Chanyeol
Chanyeol began his four-week military training on March 29, 2021. He was assigned to a unit to serve as an active-duty soldier. He joined the cast of the military musical “Meissa’s Song,” in which he played the main role. He will be discharged in late September 2022.
8. DAY 6’s Sungjin
Sungjin’s military enlistment news was dropped unexpectedly. On March 8, 2021, he held a V LIVE broadcast to share the news with his fans and show off his buzz cut. He is supposed to return in early September 2022.
9. Teen Top’s C.A.P
On May 10, C.A.P enlisted in the military while keeping the location and time private. He is the third Teen Top member to enlist in the military with his release date being in early November 2022.
10. SHINee’s Taemin
SHINee’s youngest member joined the military last year on May 31 and officially served in the military band following his basic training. However, Taemin experienced severe symptoms of anxiety and depression that forced his transfer on January 14, 2022, to public service in order to continue his public service duties. His release is expected in November 2022.