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Changmin bids farewell to fans ahead of military service

  • Published : Nov 6, 2015 - 13:40
  • Updated : Nov 6, 2015 - 13:40

Changmin of TVXQ wrapped up all his official activities and bid farewell to fans before beginning his mandatory military service on Nov. 19.

Changmin, who recently starred in TV drama “Scholar Who Walks the Night,” participated in the drama event in Japan’s Yokohama Arena on Thursday, amassing an audience of 26,000 for the event that was held two times on the day.

“This is the last official event to sing in front of the fans so it’s very meaningful,” Changmin told the audience gathered at the arena, Japanese media outlet Nikkan Sports reported. “I will come back soon so wait for me.”

Changmin (OSEN)
On Nov. 18, the day before his enlistment, he will release solo album “Close to You” for Japanese fans.

Changmin will begin his military service on Nov. 19 as a conscripted policeman. He is tentatively scheduled to be discharged from the service on Aug. 18, 2017.

Earlier in July, Yunho of the TVXQ duo, began his military service.

All able-bodied men aged between 18 and 35 have to serve in the military for about two years in a country that is still technically at war with North Korea.

By Ahn Sung-mi (sahn@heraldcorp.com)