Lee Jong-suk is reporting for dutyActor Lee Jong-suk will be temporarily away from his fans starting next month to complete his mandatory military duty as a public service worker, his management agency said Tuesday.
“Lee will begin his alternative military service as a public service worker on March 8,” A-Man Project said in a release.
Every able-bodied Korean man is required to serve in the military for about two years.
The 30-year-old actor was judged unfit for active duty because of a knee injury he sustained in a car accident when he was in middle school. It will be decided later when he will receive up to eight weeks of basic military training, according to the agency.
Debuting in 2010 with the drama “Princess Prosecutor,” Lee has quickly established his position as a star by appearing in many hit dramas and films.
He currently plays a main role in tvN’s weekend TV series “Romance is a Bonus Book” with actress Lee Na-young.