Actor Yang Se-jong quietly enlisted in the mandatory military service on May 12 at the 27th Division in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province as an active duty soldier.
According to reports, he received a confirmation date for his enlistment for the 12th on April 30, 2020. He is set to train for four weeks before going into his service.
In a message to his fans, he asks that they think of their health and safety, discouraging them from going to his enlistment site. In turn, he promised to stay healthy and brave and return. The actor’s concern towards his supporters may be due to the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are the contents of his letter:
“Hello, everyone. I am Se-jong. In addition to my enlistment, there is something I would like to ask of everyone.
Now is the time for everyone to pay attention to their health, so I hope you can send me off without you being physically there. I know all of you would want to send me off in person, but please don’t. I’m sorry I couldn’t greet you properly. But I promise to be healthy and brave. I’ll be back safely!
Thanks to everyone’s support and love, until now, I have been able to act well. I promise to greet you with good spirits. While I’m gone, please be healthy. Please be healthy. Be healthy and happy!”
Yang, to date, has seven dramas and multiple nominations and awards under his belt. In 2018, he bagged the Best New Actor award at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards for his performance in the 2017 SBS romance series Temperature of Love, where he acted opposite Seo Hyun-jin. He last starred in the 2019 JTBC historical drama My Country: The New Age. He also recently reprised his role as Dr. Do In-beom (as a cameo) in SBS’s Dr. Romantic 2 (2020).
Fans are sure to await the comeback of the established actor.