We’re already halfway into 2018. Unfortunately, this means fans will need to prepare their hearts as more stars leave for mandatory military service.

Since males need to enlist before they turn 30, celebs nearing this age have to go off to the army in the near future.

Here are some stars who might be enlisting soon:

Yoon Doojoon (Highlight)

The Highlight member recently had to cancel overseas promotions and was in the spotlight regarding whether the new amendments to the military service law affected him. The recent attention is a reminder that Yoon Doojoon will be enlisting soon.

Lee Jong Suk

Lee Jong Suk continues to be very busy with filming for various movies and dramas. Due to his busy schedule, the actor has delayed his enlistment once after receiving a notice for military duty. Last year he said, “I’m sorry that my enlistment is later than others in the same age group, but I will be sure to greet fans first when I enlist.”

Jang Geun Suk

Born in 1987, Jang Geun Suk revealed his plans to enlist this year. While a specific date has not been confirmed, the star mentioned that his SBS drama “Switch” would be his last project before his enlistment.


As SHINee’s leader and eldest member, Onew is likely to enlist in the military first. The singer is an 89-er just like Yoon Doojoon and Lee Jong Suk.

Jo Kwon

Earlier this year, Jo Kwon said, “I think I will enlist when the time comes just like how it is for others when they go.” He further commented that he want to focus on what’s right ahead of him for now. Since he was born in 1989, he is considered 30 years old in Korean reckoning like most of the celebs in this article.


The 2PM member is also likely to enlist this year as he is also an 89-er. In a recent interview, Wooyoung said, “I wanted to go to the army quickly, but it wasn’t a decision I could make easily due to team activities. I’m thinking about enlisting in the second half of this year.”

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