Jang Geun Suk has confirmed his enlistment date.
A statement was released by the performer’s agency, Tree J Company. In the statement they confirmed his enlistment as a public service worker as he suffers from bipolar disorder which prevents him from undertaking active service duties.
They also confirmed his enlistment date as July 16.
Read Tree J Company’s statement regarding Jang Geun Suk below
“Hello. This is Tree J Company.
“We are delivering our official statement on actor Jang Geun Suk’s enlistment.
“Jang Geun Suk was determined to be a level 4 soldier due to having bipolar disorder when undergoing the physical examination from the Military Manpower Administration. He will begin his military duties when enlisting on July 16. Following this he plans on being a public service worker for two years.
“Due to concerns of crowding and causing trouble to others, he planned on enlisting quietly without informing others. However, he wanted to personally inform fans who have supported him and stayed by his side for 27 years. After he wrote his message on his homepage, we are now relaying our official statement, so we ask for your understanding regarding the late notice.
“Jang Geun Suk was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder at a university hospital in 2011 and has been asked to be re-examined at every physical examination after this one. The actor’s side has never requested a delay in military enlistment; he has faithfully complied with the Military Manpower Association’s requests for re-examination. Recently, he received his military enlistment notice as a level 4 public service worker.
“Physical examination grade reasons are classified as private information. The fact that we are revealing the status of his health is something we are cautious about.
“However, Jang Geun Suk knows very well that he exists and grew thanks to fans’ interest and love. Even though this is an extremely personal problem, we thought it was our responsibility to clearly inform the public.
“Jang Geun Suk did his best to overcome bipolar disorder and worked very hard to find his own balance even while experiencing side effects from this process. He is sorry that he could not get satisfactory results.
“Jang Geun Suk will receive basic training as a public service worker on July 16 and complete the alternative military service for two years. He will faithfully complete whatever duties he receives with responsibility.
“We will do our best so that he can return healthier and more mature. Thank you.”
Jang Geun Suk enlisting on July 16 (Yes, I know it’s an old photo, but it’s one of my favourites)
As they said in their message, J Tree Company‘s statement came after Jang Geun Suk released his own statement.
Read Jang Geun Suk’s message to fans below:
“I’m not sure where to start…
“I hesitated and worried for a long time.
“However, more than anything else I think it’s right for me to greet eels (fan nickname) first.
“Let’s say goodbye temporarily.
“Hello (hello and goodbye are the same in Korean) is a word for when you’re happy to see someone you haven’t met in a long time and it’s also a word for when you feel regret when saying goodbye. This time it’s unfortunately the goodbye type..
“Everyone must have prepared their hearts to a certain degree, but now that I said it myself it feels like reality right?
“It’s a time that has come to me as well and I’m just calmly waiting.
“I am a bit flustered as I came to go at a much later age than others..^^
“When I look back I was able to finish 2017 and start 2018 with you guys.
“There’s already only half a year left and time is passing quickly as always, so I feel more regret about saying farewell.
“I want to spend the two years that will be given to me now as a meaningful time.
“After debuting at a young age, for 27 years I never once rested.
“I don’t think I ever had time completely to myself.
“We’re resting briefly.
“Everyone take care of your health and don’t get sick..
“I love you.
“If you cheat, you die.”
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Written and edited by Narelle
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