BTS’ J-hope begins military enlistment process

BTS member J-hope has become the second member of the popular K-Pop group to enlist for the mandatory military service, following Jin. Big Hit took to Weverse to make the announcement.

Big Hit wrote, "Hello, this is Big Hit Music. We would like to inform our fans that J-Hope has initiated the military enlistment process by applying for the termination of his enlistment postponement. We will inform you of further updates in due course. We ask you for your continued love and support for J-Hope, until he completes his military service and safely returns. Our company will spare no effort in providing support for our artist. Thank you."

J-Hope was the first BTS member to release a solo album last year. Titled "Jack in the Box", the album was a major success.

After a year of speculation about their exemption from military service, the band announced two days after their Busan concert in October that they would begin military service, starting with Jin. The schedules for the rest of the members have yet to be confirmed.