A.C.E Jun will take time off from being an idol and actor to serve the country.
Among A.C.E members, Jun has been winning people's attention as he also embarked on his journey as an actor. After his debut in 2017, he constantly appeared in several dramas and shows until scoring his break in Tinted With You.
So far, he has already collected several tiles under his belt, including I Need Romance 3," "Age of Youth 2." and "Big Issue."
However, fans will not be able to see him for months as the K-pop idol is set to serve his country soon.
A.C.E Jun Ready to Start Mandatory Military Service
A.C.E's agency, BEAT Interactive, confirmed Jun's upcoming military enlistment in a new statement. According to the label, the K-pop idol will start his duty starting next month.
"This is an announcement regarding A.C.E member Jun's mandatory military service. Jun has received his draft notice to enlist as an active duty soldier on Monday, February 7. He will be enlisting for one year and six months," it said.
BEAT Interactive also chose to keep the details private as Jun wants to enlist quietly without his fans accompanying him. They also considered it to ensure everyone's health and safety.
The label then pledged that the K-pop idol will finish his service soon and return health for the fans. In return, it asked everyone for their cooperation and support for the idol.
Jun's enlistment will follow Wow and Donghun's start of military service in September 2021.
A.C.E Jun Left Massive Gift For Fans Before Enlistment
Before announcing his scheduled military duty, Jun was still able to bring the BL drama, Tinted With You.
In an interview with Teen Vogue earlier this month, A.C.E's leader spoke candidly about taking on the role of a gay character for the first time. He plays the role of high school student, Eunho, who is transported into a painting where he meets Yoo Hyunwoo's Prince Heon and Kim Taejung's Geum.
As the art aficionado tries to finish the painting, he develops romantic feelings with the prince.
"I am quite open-minded about [the topic of] LGBTQ+ [people] and respect everyone's values and decisions," Jun said. "I definitely don't think it's something that is wrong because we are all born differently. I've always thought quite simply about this topic — what is, is."
Tinted With You is still available for viewing on Viki.
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