Kim Hyun-joong

Kim Hyun-joong | Before & After The Military Service

Kim Hyun-joong is a 36-year-old  Korean actor, singer, dancer, and songwriter who has been in the Korean Entertainment industry for 18 Years in the industry. He couldn’t hold a fan meeting before leaving for the military. He shared an emotional handwritten letter on his official fan cafe. Fans were heartbroken by the announcement of his enlistment.

Kim Hyun-joong served in the Military as required for 21 Months of service from May 2015 to February 2017. 

Let’s have a look at his updates after returning from the Military. 

Career Life & Updates After Military

A press conference was held to welcome the actor after the military. He mentioned a few things about his experience in the military. “I felt a lot while in the army, and I was relieved of my duty, feeling like it is time for me to begin anew with the second half of my life. In truth, I’m still very worried and fearful about things, but in the army, I thought of ways to combat what I’m going through and vowed that I would, so I hope that fans will trust me and watch over me,” said Kim Hyun-joong.

After Kim Hyun-joong returned from the Military, he released his first Japanese single album, “re: wind.” The album became number one on the Oricon album chart. The innercore 16-city Japanese tour took place soon after the release. Afterward, he released the Korean album “HAZE,” and the album release was followed by the HAZE world tour. The actor made his comeback to dramas with the K-drama “When Time Stopped.” Joong released the soundtrack “Just for my love” as one of the songs in the drama.

Kim Hyun-joong Military Enlistment

At 29, Kim Hyun-joong enlisted in the military nearly 10 years after his debut. 

Place of ServiceKorean Demilitarized Zone
Position heldBorder patrol

Why should all men in South Korea serve in the Military?

Conscription, under the Constitution of South Korea, states that it is mandatory for all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 years to serve in the Military. The duration of the service differs according to the military branch they serve. Usually, Active soldiers serve for a period of 18 months, Navy soldiers for 20 months, and Air force soldiers for 21 months

Male citizens between the above age range go through an ‘Impairment and Disability evaluation’ before enlisting in the “first citizen service” mandate. 

The actor Kim Hyun-joong also had to serve as required despite having some breakthrough moments as an artist in the entertainment industry.   

Family & Relationships

Kim’s first son with his ex-girlfriend was born in 2015. During a concert in 2022, Kim announced his marriage to his non-celebrity girlfriend. They proceeded with their marriage without holding a wedding ceremony.

SiblingsOlder brother
Children Two sons

Kim Hyun-joong Biography

NameKim Hyun-joong
ProfessionSinger/ Dancer/ Actor
Date of BirthJune 6, 1986
Birth PlaceSeoul, South Korea
Age (As of 2023)37 Years
EducationKyonggi University
Chungwoon University
Hanyang Technical High School
Marital StatusMarried

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How long did Kim Hyun-joong serve in the Military?

Kim Hyun-joong served in the military for nearly 21 months, from May 2015 to February 2017. 

When did Kim Hyun-joong enlist in the Military? 

He enlisted in the military in May 2015 and was 29 years old at the time. 

When was Kim Hyun-joong discharged from the Military? 

He was discharged in February 2017 from service in the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

How old is Kim Hyun-joong?

Kim Hyun-joong is 36 years old as of March 2023. 

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