The lead singer of the Okay-pop supergroup BTS doesn’t need his legion of screaming followers to be crowding round a military base in South Korea when his obligatory army coaching begins subsequent month.
Kim Seok-jin, recognized professionally as Jin, urged followers to keep away from flocking to the bottom in Yeoncheon, about 37 miles north of Seoul, when he begins boot camp there on Dec. 13.
He’ll be taught what his particular army specialty shall be following 5 weeks of coaching, based on the Aju Enterprise Every day newspaper in South Korea.
“ARMY can’t come to the coaching heart. There are a lot of folks apart from me, so it may be harmful as a result of it’s crowded,” he mentioned on a fan group platform, based on Aju Enterprise Every day.
Jin, the oldest member of BTS, had been allowed to postpone army service till age 30. There had been some discussions on the highest ranges of South Korea’s authorities about exempting BTS members from army service. It ended with Jin deciding to satisfy his obligatory army service.
Navy officers mentioned Jin shall be allowed to take part in “restricted group actions” with different BTS members throughout his 18-month hitch within the military, similar to concert events outdoors barracks. However that would occur provided that commanders determine such a reunion would promote the nationwide curiosity, Aju Enterprise Every day reported.
The opposite members of BTS will fulfill their obligatory army service when required, the newspaper reported.