BTS, the biggest K-Pop group in the world, has announced that they will be taking a break from their career so that their members can fulfill their mandatory military service in South Korea. The information was confirmed this Monday (17), through an official statement from the agency Big Hit Music.
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All able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 28 in South Korea must perform between 18 and 21 months of military service, but BTS, along with K-pop stars who boosted the prestige of the country, were granted a delay in service until the upper age bracket of 30.
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Jin, 29, the oldest member of the group, will be the first to join the army, following the release of his solo project in late October. “Group member Jin will initiate the process as soon as his schedule for his solo release is concluded at the end of October. He will then follow the enlistment procedure of the Korean government”, Big Hit’s statement said.
The company claims that “other members of the group plan to carry out their military service based on their own individual plans.” But it is possible that they will enlist soon after, as they plan to reunite in 2025. “Both the company and the members of BTS are looking forward to reconvening as a group again around 2025 following their service commitment.”