j-hope became the second member of BTS to start his during compulsory military service in South Korea.
Following Jin’s steps, j-hope “started the process of enlisting in the military by applying for the end of his enlistment postponement,” according to a statement released by BIGHIT MUSIC on February 26th.
“We ask for your continued love and support for J-hope until he completes his military service and returns safely. Our company spares no effort in providing support for our artist,” added the statement.
South Korean law requires all able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 35 to serve in the country’s military. While this law required enlistment at age 28, a two-year extension, nicknamed the ‘BTS Law,’ passed in 2020 which allows members of BTS and other K-pop groups to delay the age of 30.
Jin began his service in December 2022 and is currently scheduled to be discharged on June 12, 2024.
The remaining five members of BTS – RM, Suga, Jimin, V, and Jungkook – are expected to follow suit in the coming months, as the group previously expressed their hope to reunite in 2025.
As a parting gift to fans, j-hope will release a new solo single called “on the street” on Friday, March 3. “j-hope wrote the track to share his candid feelings to to his fans,” according to a press release. “on the street” follows j-hope’s debut solo album, Jack in the Boxand this accompanying documentary.
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