2AM’s Jo Kwon starts military service; BTOB’s Eunkwang to follow suit

Published August 8, 2018, 6:28 AM

by Hannah Torregoza 

K-pop boy band 2AM member Jo Kwon started his military service on Aug. 6 to fulfill his mandatory duty as a Korean citizen.

AM’s Jo Kwon (left) and BTOB’s Eunkwang (Instagram) /mb.com.ph
AM’s Jo Kwon (left) and BTOB’s Eunkwang (Instagram)

Jo Kwon, 28, enlisted in a military camp in Gangwon province in South Korea but this agency did not disclose the location based on his wishes.

Before entering the camp, he uploaded a video of him having his haircut, photo with 2AM’s Jinwoon and a letter for fans.

“I will be back in good health. Thank you and I love you,” he wrote, according to Yonhap News. In a video posted on Instagram, Jo Kwon was shown saluting with an ID that read “3rd Platoon” and the number 161.

He will be serving as an active duty soldier and will be discharged on March 24, 2020 or for more than 19 months.

2AM’s Changmin has already finished his military service while Im Seulong enlisted last November but was taken out of the active duty service due to health reasons. Jinwoon has yet to enlist.

On the other hand, Cube Entertainment announced that BTOB’s main vocalist Eunkwang, 27, will be enlisting as an active duty soldier on Aug. 21.

“Hello, my people. You all must have been very surprised. I was called by the country to protect the country,” Eunkwang posted on his Instagram account, according to KBS.

He added, “As I read the messages from friends and Melodies, I realized that I am getting so much love, and that I have been living my life to the full. I feel even sorrier and sadder because of that. I feel keep the promises with Melodies when I return safely. I will live my life to the full without regrets for the next 2 weeks. Look forward to it. I am always thankful to you. And I love you a lot.”