Kai is preparing for mandatory military enrollment.
The 29-year-old EXO member will be enrolling in the South Korean military, as required of all able-bodied males age 18 to 35 in the country.
“Hello. This is SM Entertainment. We have come to relay sudden news to fans regarding Kai’s military service,” his agency said in a statement, via Soompi.
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“Kai was preparing for EXO’s comeback scheduled for this year, but due to a recent change in regulations of the Military Manpower Administration, he is set to enter the army recruit training center on May 11 where he will receive basic military training, and he will then serve as a public service worker,” the statement continues.
“In respect of Kai’s intention to enlist quietly, his enlistment location and time will not be revealed, and there will be no special event on the day of, so we ask for the understanding of fans. Regarding the plans for EXO’s album, we will inform you once the details are sorted out. Thank you.”
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