Actor Joo Won has officially enlisted in the army.
On May 16, the actor quietly entered the army recruit training center located in Gangwon province to begin his military service. After receiving basic army training, Joo Won is scheduled to serve in active duty for 21 months.
Prior to his enlistment, Joo Won met with his fans on May 13 during a concert, where he shared that he was planning to enter quietly.
The actor also attended the press conference for SBSs new Monday-Tuesday drama My Sassy Girl on May 15, where he shared his thoughts about being one day away from his army enlistment. Im enlisting immediately tomorrow. I feel strange. I feel better than what I anticipated. I also feel calm and comfortable, Joo Won commented. In the evening, the actor posted a message on his Instagram, saying, I love my fans. Please stay healthy and dont worry [about me]. He then encouraged fans to watch his upcoming drama My Sassy Girl on SBS.
Meanwhile, fans have been wishing him the best through heartfelt posts on social media.
Will miss you oppa.. Jaga kesehatan ya. Fighting ???? #joowon pic.twitter.com/UUgYWudpzk
My Korean Drama (@MyKoreanDramaID) May 16, 2017
170516 #JooWon #주원 Enlistment day.
??? stay healthy ~ see you again. pic.twitter.com/q6jldxHvu6
Joo Wons drama My Sassy Girl, which has finished production, is set to air its first episode as a follow up to SBSs Whisper on May 29. The actor will be discharged from the military on February 15, 2019.