Super Junior′s leader Leeteuk will be enlisting on October 30.
After receiving five weeks of basic military training at the training camp in Uijeongbu, he will serve on active duty for the following 21 months.
Leeteuk debuted with his group Super Junior in 2005. Due to the straining choreography put on him since then and the car crash he was hit with in 2007, his herniated disk had become even more aggravated, making him ineligible for active duty.
He, however, showed a strong will to enter the army on active duty, and in the end was able to do as he wished after concentrating on treating his disk.
Leeteuk has also been active as a variety MC, and has been loved for his feats in SBS′ Star King and Strong Heart. He plans to leave the shows after talking over his schedule with the producers before he enlists.
As Super Junior enjoys global popularity, many fans and press are expected to see him off on the day of his enlistment.
Super Junior recently wrapped up promotions for its sixth album Sexy, Free & Single and is currently supporting individual member ventures.
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