Thursday, December 12, 2013
[News] 2PM Taecyeon is judged fit for active duty after retaking the military service medical and entrance exam
On December 12, 2PM's Taecyeon cheered when he found out he was judged fit for active duty after retaking the military service medical and entrance exam. Back in 2008, his herniated disc had rendered him fit for only public service, but he worked hard to improve his health so he could better serve the country.
He revealed his firm belief on the matter, "If you are a real South Korean man, you must definitely complete the proper military service."
Following his beliefs, he underwent surgery for his disc injury on two occasions, once in 2012 and once in 2013, before retaking the test unlike other athletes or celebrities who simply accepted the role of public servant in the same case of a herniated disc. However, that was not the only injury he had to worry about as he severely injured his arm while promoting in Japan in 2013. He had to undergo surgery to remove the metal pins from his arm.
Also unlike many other celebrities who took great measures to avoid the obligated military service, Taecyeon even gave up his permanent United States residency back in 2010 in eager anticipation of serving South Korea.
One of Taecyeon's acquaintances expressed their joy in the idol star's achievement, saying, "He finally did it."
Congratulations to Taecyeon! Stay tuned for updates, such as further details on his military service plans.