With just the right amount of persistence and ambition 2PM’s Taecyeon has accomplished his dream of being assigned as an active-duty soldier and not a public service worker. He got the joyful news on December 12th of his enlistment after receiving his physical exam results.
It has been a long road for the beastly idol due to a back injury from 2008, the year he debuted with 2PM. Back in 2008 he was given the assignment of public service worker due to a disk in his back. Taecyeon previously stated that when it comes to serving, “If one is a Korean man, I believe it’s a definite thing that he properly serve in the military.” Following a couple of disk correction surgeries, during 2PMs busy schedule, he was finally able to request a physical examination and thus was assigned to complete service as an active-duty soldier. In 2010 Taecyeon gave up his stateside residence.
This is something rare in the entertainment industry. Usually in some cases celebrities or athletes try to dodge serving in the military often pushing enlistment dates for as long as they can while others happily go on with their assignment of serving as public officer. Taecyeon however has happily accepted and is willing to serve his nation properly and humbly. So far none of the other members of 2PM have enlisted to serve.
So KMusic Readers, how do you feel about your beastly idols becoming beastly soldiers?
Article by: Izzy
Edited by: Stephanie
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