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Super Junior's Kyuhyun is leaving for the army; SM Entertainment confirms and reveals date of enlistment

By Louise Bonquin | Apr 25, 2017 06:23 PM EDT
Super Junior's Kyuhyun is enlisting in the army next month.
(Photo : YouTube/SM Town) Super Junior's Kyuhyun is enlisting in the army next month.

Super Junior's Kyuhyun is set to enter the army this year and he will be serving as a public service worker. The news of his enlistment has been going around for a while now but the date was only confirmed on April 24.

It was the singer's agency, SM Entertainment, that revealed the date to the public yesterday. Based on the info, Kyuhyun is leaving on May 25 to begin his training at the Nonsan Army Training Center.

The "At Gwanghwamun" singer is the last member of Super Junior to enlist. Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Kangin and Sungmin have completed their mandatory military service already while Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon and Ryeowook are currently serving.

Allkpop noted that the Super Junior youngest member is set to return from the army on May 24, 2019. On the other hand, Eunhyuk and Donghae are going to be discharged this July and Siwon in August. Ryeowook, who began his duty in October 2016 is set to come back in July 2018.

In any case, Kyuhyun failed to pass to become an active duty soldier because of his current physical condition. As everyone knows, the singer was involved in a serious car accident back in 2007. He almost did not make it due to the severity of his injuries but he was given a second lease on life.

He recovered after months of treatment and was able to make his comeback as part of Super Junior. Later, aside from singing, he also ventured into acting and variety show hosting where he proved that he is a multi-talented artist.

Meanwhile, Xports News reported that since Kyuhyun is one of the emcees of MBC's "Radio Star," the production team is now looking for someone who will replace him.

"We are still trying to determine when his last recording with us will be," the talk show's official said. "Since we have already filmed many episodes, viewers will still be able to see Kyuhyun for a while, even after he finally leave for the army."

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