With just a few weeks left before he enlists for mandatory service, Lee Min Ho is wrapping up his commitments and is doing his best to prepare for his upcoming two years of service to his country. The actor admitted however, that he is sad about the fact that he will leave the industry temporarily but is happy that he was able to do a lot of projects thus far.
“I thought I would be all cool, all indifferent,” Lee Min Ho said in a Hello Kpop interview. Instead, he felt sad. “I think it is more about my passing 20s rather than about enlistment itself. I feel sad about becoming 30s and getting old.”
The “Legend of the Blue Sea”actor, however said that he had no regrets that he is only entering the military now that he is about to hit 30 rather than when he was younger. He said if he had enlisted early, he would not have had the opportunity to do projects like “Boys Over Flowers”, “City Hunter”, “Faith” and “The Heirs” which cemented his career as one of the top Hallyu stars in Korea and abroad.
Lee Min Ho recently confirmed that he received his enlistment date for May 12 where he will start reporting as a social service officer in Gangnam. Unlike other actors, Lee Min Ho will not immediately undergo 5 week military service and subsequent conscripted service because of an earlier injury, Kpopstarz reported.
Lee Min Ho figured in a serious car accident along with good friend and fellow acting Jung Il Woo back in 2006. Lee Min Ho suffered severe leg injuries and had to undergo surgery inserting a metal rod in his leg. The actor will last be seen hosting the documentary “DMZ, The Wild” which will air this June.