Super Junior member Kang-in may be entering the Korean military as early as July, according to his agency SM Entertainment.
"It is true that Kang-in received a notice from Korea's Military Manpower Administration to enlist by October," an official at SM said on Saturday. "But Kang-in has applied for voluntary entrance so it is highly likely that he will go to the military sooner."
He added that the 25-year-old singer will join the army in July if the government accepts his voluntary entrance request.
The pop idol, who received a second level validation on his physical exam, will be serving as an active-duty soldier during his mandatory two-year service.
Kang-in, whose real name is Kim Young-woon, is one of the 13 members of popular idol group Super Junior but he recently withdrew from group activities and did not take part in recording the band's latest album "BONAMANA."
He made headlines last October when he was caught drunk driving and fleeing the scene after colliding into two taxis. He turned himself into police several hours later, and was later summarily indicted with a fine of eight million won charged by the Seoul Central District Court.
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