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Suga from BTS begins military enlistment process

Korean pop star Suga, a member of the popular group BTS, has begun South Korea’s military enlistment process.

Accoring to Billboard, BTS’ label BigHit announced on Monday that Suga had begun the process by applying for a termination of his enlistment postponement. In 2020, BTS members postponed their service after South Korea’s National Assembly revised its Military Service Act to allow K-Pop artists to postpone their service until the age of 30.

“We ask you for your continued love and support for SUGA until he completes his military service and safely returns,” BigHit said in a statement posted to Weverse. “Our company will spare no effort in providing support for our artist.”

The announcement comes just after Suga finished up three months of solo touring for his debut studio album D-Day. On Sunday, during the last concert of the tour, Suga was visibly emotional. According to Insider, the pop star teared up several times throughout three songs. His fans cried with him.

“I’m not really the type to cry,” Suga said during his livestream on Sunday, according to Insider. “But my band members were there, and my seniors came too. Before, I had a dream while watching my seniors. And now I have become someone’s senior. Those 10 years flew past. And that’s when the tears came.”

Suga is the third BTS member to begin his military service journey. Jin, who is also the eldest member, enlisted in December 2022, The Los Angeles Times reports. J-Hope began in April.

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