Thursday, November 1, 2012

Goodbye Leader Leeteuk; See You In 2014

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - Korean boy band Super Junior will have to go on with their activities without their leader Leeteuk in the next two years.
Leeteuk will be enlisting in the Korean military today as part of the mandatory service of all male Korean citizens.
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He will join the 306 Support Group at an army camp in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi province in South Korea for his five weeks of basic military training.
Following this, he will serve in the active duty for 21 months and will be discharged in 2014.
In the last few days, Leeteuk was busy attending tapings and preparing for his enlistment.
A Korean news site published photos of Leeteuk with his new hair cut. He was also seen sporting the new hairstyle during his last taping of TV talent search show "Star King" with emcees Kang Ho Dong and Boom on Oct. 29.
Leeteuk attended Super Junior's seventh anniversary party last Oct. 20.
On Twitter, he posted pictures of his room in Super Junior's dorm and fingers tattooed with the word "goodbye" on Oct. 29.
He also attended a photo shoot for a magazine that will come out in December.
Leeteuk recorded his last taping for TV show "Strong Heart" last Oct. 25, with many of his close friends on hand to give him a send-off.
He chose to be in the active duty service despite him sustaining a herniated disc, an injury from a car accident in 2007.
Leeteuk is the third member of Super Junior to fulfill the military enlistment.
angin was the first to start his military conscription in 2010 following his hiatus from Super Junior in 2009. He was discharged from the army last April.
Last year, Heechul followed suit and is now a public service personnel because of his injury. He will be discharged next year.
With his military service, Leeteuk will be absent in the next SMTown tours in Singapore on Nov. 23 and Thailand on Nov. 25.
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