I’ve been ordered to be discharged from the military Who’s the K-pop star that’s coming back in 2023?
While the recent suspicion of military service corruption, which began in the sports world, has spread to the entertainment industry, on the contrary, there are several idol stars who return to their fans after completing their defense duties this year, making fans are excited.
First of all, Han Seung-woo of VICTON will be discharged from the military on the 27th of this month. Han Seung-woo, who joined the military in July 2021, has continued his defense duties as an army soldier.
EXO Baekhyun, who is serving as a public service worker, will be discharged from the military service on Feb. 5. Baekhyun was diagnosed with grade 4 in a physical examination due to hypothyroidism, and entered the hospital in May 2021 and is serving as a social service worker. Above all, EXO announced a comeback as a whole group this year, and Baekhyun is expected to be discharged from the military service.
Taemin is also set to be discharged from the military on April 4. Taemin entered the training center on May 31, 2021 and served in the Army Military Band, but was transferred to the supplementary service in January last year due to poor health. As a result, SHINee’s entire members have completed their national defense duties with Taemin at the end, freeing them from full activities.
Another MONSTA X Shownu will also be discharged from the military on April 21 and will be the first member to serve in the military. In the past, Shownu has been serving as a substitute for social service personnel due to his history of left eye retinal detachment surgery and shoulder dislocation.
DAY6 Young K, the first idol singer to join KATUSA, will also be discharged from the military on April 11. Day6’s other members, Dowoon and Wonpil, will also be discharged from the military on July 16 and November 27, respectively, ending their military service. Dowoon has served in the Army’s military band and Wonpil in the Navy.
In June, ONF, the first idol to join the army together, will return side by side. Starting with MK on June 20, J-Us and Wyatt on the 26th, and E-Tion and Hyo-jin on the 27th are scheduled to be discharged. They released a special album that they prepared in advance during their military service.
In addition, B1A4 Sandeul in August, SF9 Inseong and Young Bin in September, Block B P.O., Golden Child Lee Dae-yeol, Ace Kim Byung-kwan in October, and Astro MJ in November are set to be discharged and discharged.
A K-pop official said, “These days, boy groups have been preventing their fandom from leaving the military by appeasing the disappointment of the military,” adding, “It is expected that second and third-generation boy groups with strong fandom will be discharged one after another this year.”