BTS’ Suga, whose real name is Min Yoon-gi, has commenced his mandatory military service as a social service agent, an alternative form of military service in South Korea.
Suga’s commitment: On Friday, Suga expressed on social media his commitment to fulfilling his military duty, stating that he will return faithfully.
“I will faithfully complete my duty and come back,” the BTS member wrote on Weverse, according to BBC.
“I was able to come this far thanks to you. And the time has come. Be careful of the chilly autumn weather. Stay healthy and see you all in 2025.”
Alternative service: The 30-year-old rapper was deemed unfit for regular combat duty and will serve as a social service agent instead, likely related to a shoulder surgery he underwent in 2020.
Not the first: Suga is the third BTS member to enlist, following Jin and J-Hope. South Korea mandates military service for all able-bodied men by the age of 28 due to the ongoing technical state of war with North Korea.
All seven BTS members recently renewed their contracts with K-pop agency Big Hit Music, hinting at a full group promotional period in 2025.