Infinite’s Kim Sung-kyu enters boot camp

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Infinite’s Kim Sung-kyu enters boot camp

Kim Sung-kyu, leader of the popular boy band Infinite, entered the military on Monday, becoming the first member of the group to begin his mandatory service.

The 29-year-old singer entered boot camp in the afternoon at the 22nd Division of the Army in Goseong, Gangwon, beginning five weeks of basic training before going into active duty, according to his management agency Woolim Entertainment.

In Korea, all able-bodied men are required to fulfill their military duty for around two years.

The singer will release a live album recorded during his May 7 solo concert titled “Shine” at 6 p.m., the agency said.

“I’m sorry to have to be away from you for a while, but everyone should go to the military and it’s natural. Stay healthy and cheer for the rest of the members,” he said during the concert.

Debuting in 2010 as an Infinite member, Kim has put out two individual EPs - “Another Me” in 2012 and “27” in 2015 - and a full-length album called “10 Stories.”

He has also appeared in stage musicals such as “Gwanghwamun Sonata,” “In the Heights,” “All Shook Up” and the play “Amadeus.”

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