SM Entertainment dropped a bombshell on K-pop fans around the world with the sudden announcement of KAI's military enlistment.
KAI, a member of the popular K-pop group EXO, was reportedly preparing for the group's highly anticipated comeback this year. However, due to a recent change in regulations by the Military Manpower Administration, he will enter the Army Training Center on May 11 and serve as a substitute for social service after completing his basic military training.
Fans were taken aback by the announcement, as the enlistment date is just around the corner. In response to KAI's wishes for a quiet entrance, SM Entertainment has opted not to disclose the location or time of his admission. Furthermore, there will be no separate event held to commemorate the occasion.
KAI, whose real name is Kim Jong-in, is widely recognized for his exceptional dancing skills and charisma. He is also known for his fashion sense and has been featured on the cover of numerous fashion magazines. He has been an integral part of EXO since the group's debut in 2012, and his enlistment will undoubtedly leave a void in the group's lineup.
Military service is mandatory for all able-bodied South Korean men, and the country's entertainment industry is no exception. Numerous K-pop idols have had to put their careers on hold to fulfill their military obligations. However, the timing of KAI's enlistment has caught many fans off guard, as the group was expected to release a new album soon.
As for the group's upcoming album, SM Entertainment has promised to keep fans updated as soon as details are finalized. In the meantime, fans will have to come to terms with the news of KAI's enlistment and wish him the best as he embarks on this new chapter in his life.
Fans Shocked by Unexpected News of Kai’s Upcoming Service
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