ZE:A’s Im Si Wan Promises To Be Back Safely As He Begins Military Enlistment
See you again, Im Si Wan.
Year 2017 saw Korean drama fans bid goodbye to some of dramaland’s leading men. After sending off Lee Min Ho last May, another oppa is out to serve his country.
ZE:A’s Im Si Wan officially began his mandatory military service on July 11. The singer-actor entered a boot camp in Yangju, north of Seoul, for his five-week basic training.
Prior to entering the camp, Im held a brief event to say his goodbyes to about 200 fans, who gathered at a nearby venue to see him off.
“I got a hair cut today,” the 28-year-old singer-actor said, referring to his buzz cut. He also spoke of his thoughts on his enlistment, and made a promise to his fans to be back safely. “I feel like I have done my long-delayed homework. I’ll be back safely,” he said.
Im is the fifth member of ZE:A to enlist in the military. Earlier this year, fellow ZE:A member Kwang Hee started his mandatory military service.
The singer-actor also wrapped up the filming of MBC’s upcoming historical drama The King Loves. He headlines the drama alongside SNSD’s YoonA and model-actor Hong Jong Hyun. During the press conference of the upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama, YoonA promised to pay her co-star a visit in the army together with The King Loves cast members.
The King Loves will premiere on July 17 on MBC TV.