Min Yoon-gi, better known as Suga from BTS, has started his mandatory 18-month term of service to the South Korean government, as all seven members of the hugely popular K-pop group will need to around their 30th birthdays.
Suga, who turned 30 in March, is the second member of BTS to begin his term of service, following Jin. Unlike Jin, however, Suga will not be fulfilling his duty as a member of the member of the South Korean military. Instead, he’ll be working as a social service agent, an alternative provided to those ineligible for military conscription due to physical or mental health issues. As the Associated Press notes, Suga underwent shoulder surgery in 2020.
In October of last year, BTS went on hiatus to comply with their mandate from the government, promising a reunion in 2025. Since their temporary split, Suga has collaborated with Halsey, featuring on her Diablo IV soundtrack cut “Lilith.”