Super Junior’s Kim Hee-chul makes plans to be a military man
[Talk of the Town] 슈퍼주니어 김희철, 내달 1일 입대
Kim Hee-chul of Super Junior will enlist in the Army on Sept. 1 to fulfill his mandatory military service, his management agency SM Entertainment announced yesterday.
Kim is planning to enter the Chungnam Nonsan Army Recruit Training Center and will go through four weeks of basic military training, after which he will serve in noncombat operations for 23 months.
Before enlisting, Kim will film one last episode of MBC’s “Golden Fishery-Radio Star” on Aug. 24. The show is one of the two Kim will have to give up in order to complete his military duty; the other is “Declaration of Freedom on Saturday” on KBS.
SM Entertainment said there are no plans for a grand send off for the star.
“Even though we expect a great deal of attention from Kim’s fans, we don’t plan on having a special event since Kim made it clear that he wants to join the Army without any fanfare,” SM Entertainment said.
Until he enlists, Kim will still be involved in promoting the band, which recently released its fifth album “Mr. Simple” earlier this month. The album includes a new song, “Superman.”
A second version of the album was released yesterday and a third version that includes DVDs will be released in the future.
By Song Yoon-soo Contributing writer
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슈퍼주니어 김희철, 내달 1일 입대
한류스타 슈퍼주니어의 김희철(28)이 다음 달 1일 군에 입대한다.
소속사 SM엔터테인먼트는 22일 "김희철이 9월1일 충남 논산 육군훈련소에 입소해 4주간의 기초군사훈련을 받은 후 23개월 동안 공익근무요원으로 복무할 예정이다"고 밝혔다.
이어 "조용히 입대하고 싶다는 본인의 의사에 따라 당일 현장에서 별도의 행사는 진행되지 않는다"고 덧붙였다.
김희철은 현재 슈퍼주니어의 정규 5집 활동 중이며 MBC '황금어장-라디오스타', KBS '자유선언 토요일-시크릿' 등의 MC를 맡고 있다.