INFINITE’s Kim Sunggyu To Enlist As Active Duty Soldier Next Week
We wish INFINITE’s Sunggyu well as he goes to fulfill his duty.
Inspirits will have to brace themselves for a “see you again” as INFINITE’s leader Kim Sunggyu is set to begin his mandatory military service next week.
The singer made the surprise announcement during the last day of his first solo concert series on May 7 at the Kyung Hee University Grand Peace Palace.
— INFINITE Official (@Official_IFNT) May 7, 2018
Sunggyu will enlist for an active military duty on May 14. Woollim Entertainment confirmed that the singer has received his draft notice.
Meanwhile, the leader of INFINITE recently met fans through a series of concert held on May 5 to 7. Entitled Shine, the concert series was his first solo concert since his debut.
Tickets to the event were immediately sold out prompting the singer to open additional seats to accommodate more fans.
It is still unclear whether Sunggyu will participate in other schedules leading to his enlistment.
Prior to his impending hiatus due to his mandatory military duty, the singer has been active as the leader of INFINITE since 2010. Now celebrating their eighth anniversary as a group this year, the boy group has been known for hits including “Be Mine”, “Paradise”, “The Eye”, “Back”, and most recently, “Tell Me”.
In 2012, Sunggyu debuted as a solo artist with his first mini album Another Me. He went on to release his second extended play – 27 in 2015, and his first studio album 10 Stories in 2018.
Aside from music, he was also active in musicals and variety shows.