BIGBANG star G-Dragon is enlisting in the military in less than two weeks.
The 29-year-old has been awaiting his draft notice along with bandmate Taeyang, and his agency YG Entertainment has now confirmed that he will ‘quietly’ enlist in the mandatory military service on 27 February.
A statement from the agency said: ‘It’s true that he has received his draft notice. The BIGBANG members had always been thinking about enlisting as soon as they receive their draft notices.
‘As such, G-Dragon will be enlisting as an active-duty soldier on February 27.’
They continued: ‘He plans on quietly enlisting without an official farewell event in order to prevent any chaos from occurring on scene that day. He will diligently carry out his military service.’
Taeyang’s enlistment date has not yet been announced.
He got married to Min Hyo Rin earlier this month, with it being reported the couple wanted to tie the knot before Taeyang enlisted.
BIGBANG addressed the boys’ enlistment at their end-of-year concert at Gocheok Sky Dome – the last time the band would be performing together for a while.
G-Dragon said: ‘Just like how spring comes after winter ends, I hope everyone will stay healthy until then and won’t be sad. We will meet again soon. The five of [us] always hope that everyone will be happy. That is the source of our strength.
‘If you patiently wait for the day we are reunited, day by day, I believe that day will come quickly. Because our love won’t change.’
T.O.P is currently working as a public service worker to complete his mandatory service , while Daesung and Seungri are believed to be attempting to coincide their service with their bandmates to minimise their hiatus.
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