Kim Hyun Joong has confirmed that he will be enlisting for South Korea’s mandatory two-year military service on March 31, with his reps saying that the star wants to “go as quietly as possible.”
The popular South Korean actor and singer (famous for his roles in “Inspiring Generation,” “Playful Kiss” and “Boys Over Flowers”) has been mired in controversy since last year after his ex-girlfriend came forward in August to accuse him of two incidents of assault. After being indicted and fined on January 19, the public humiliation finally seemed to be behind him. But the star again became front-page news when it was reported that his ex-girlfriend is pregnant and expecting a baby in September.
Kim Hyung Joong and his ex-girlfriend, only identified as “Miss Choi (31),” confirmed last month that they had reconciled following the pregnancy news.
March 31 will be a sad day for Hallyu fans, as Kim Hyun Joong will be enlisting on the same day as Choi Jin Hyuk, Kim Jae Joong and Super Junior’s Sungmin.