BTS’s rapper and lead choreographer J-Hope is set to join the South Korean Army and has applied to end his enlistment deferment. His label announced it on Sunday. He will be the second member of the K-pop sensation to join the military.
In a statement, Big Hit Music said, “Hello, this is Big Hit Music. We would like to inform our fans that J-Hope has applied for his enlistment deferment and started the process of enlisting in the military. We will keep you updated. Timely updates. Until J-Hope completes his military service and returns safely, your We ask for your continued love and support. Our company spares no effort in supporting our artist. Thank you.”
Jin was the first member of the boy band to be drafted into the military. He began his 18-month mandatory military service in December at a frontline South Korean boot camp.
According to a CNN report, all able-bodied men in South Korea must serve 18 months in the military by the age of 28, but in 2020, the country’s parliament passed a bill that would allow pop stars to defer their service. Up to 30 years.
Big Hit said that all seven members of BTS will serve their mandatory military service.
The label also announced that J-Hope will release a new single called “On the Street” on March 3.
Disney+ Hotstar recently released the documentary “J-Hope in the Box,” chronicling J-Hope’s journey to produce his first official solo album, “Jack in the Box.”