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BTS is Headed to the Army

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All seven members of the South Korean supergroup BTS have agreed to fulfill their mandatory military service. That means the K-pop stars likely won't regroup until around 2025, after they've all completed their conscription duties.

In South Korea, all able-bodied men under the age of 30 are to serve between 18 and 21 months in the military, though exceptions can be made for sports stars, performers, and others who bring prestige to the nation. BTS members had been permitted to put off fulfilling this duty until they were 30. But recent statements by military leaders and politicians have put the pressure on the group to start thinking about enlisting, in the interest of fairness.

The group has conceded, and its oldest member, Jin, who turns 30 in December, will begin the enlistment process at the end of the month, when the schedule for his solo release lets up. Other members will follow his lead and head into the military themselves soon after. 

Still, South Korea's defense minister has hinted that fans might not be completely out of luck till 2025, noting that the members may still be allowed to convene on occasion while enlisted. 

Source: NBC.

Photo Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images.

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