"Superstar Jin to put career on hold for MANDATORY military service"

He is the most famous member of the very popular K-pop band BTS.

South Korea's business newspaper Aju Business Daily reported on Thursday that jin will going start his service from Dec 13.

After five weeks of training, Jin will be deployed to a unit.

In October, the group announced it was pursuant to military service with compulsory service.

The team plans to pursue individual projects and return to the team in 2025.

All Korean men between the ages of 18 and 28 must serve in the military for 18 to 21 months.

Some Congressmen had called for BTS to be excluded from coverage.

South Korea's defense minister claims that BTS can still function elsewhere in the world.

Some categories, however, have received exemptions, or have served for shorter periods.