[MHN] Sungyeol of South Korean boy band INFINITE will start his mandatory military service next week, his agency said Friday.
"Sungyeol will enter a boot camp on Tuesday," Woollim Entertainment said.
In South Korea, all able-bodied men are obliged to serve in the army for about two years.
"Nine years have passed since I debuted as a member of Infinite, and met you (fans) in 2010," Sungyeol said in a hand-written letter posted on his social media account.
"I'll come back after faithfully completing my service while cherishing the happy memories that I've made with you," he said.
Sungkyu, another member of the six-member group, joined the army in May last year.