‘I will be back!’: Song Kang begins mandatory military service 


South Korean actor Song Kang will officially start his mandatory military service today.

The “My Demon” star took to his Instagram to share photos of his buzz haircut ahead of his enlistment as an active duty soldier on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. 

“I will work hard and return,” the 29-year-old captioned his photos as translated to English by Korean entertainment media outlet Soompi.

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A day prior to his enlistment, the actor posted a heartfelt handwritten letter as he bid farewell to his fans, fondly called as Songpyeon.

Song Kang penned words of appreciation and gratitude to his fans who have loved and supported him since his debut in 2017. 

“I think I am who I am because you are always there.So many memories and years are passing by like a flash these days,” Song Kang said in his official fan cafe, as per Soompi’s report. 

The actor continued, “There are so many things that I feel grateful to SONGPYEON for. I am so thankful that SONGPYEON filled my 20s with meaningful times including birthdays, anniversaries, fan meetings, etc.” 

The K-drama star went on to assure that he will return in good health after completing his mandatory service and wished the same for his fans. 

“I won’t be by your side for a while, but time will return quickly. I hope to greet you in person again then with a grateful and healthy heart. When that time comes, I hope to see you happier than you are now.”

He further shared, “There are many things I want to do when I join the military, and one of them is learning a new language. I’m not going to let the year and a half go to waste. I hope that SONGPYEON will also spend the time in a meaningful way, doing what you want to do and finding yourselves.

“The meaning of SONGPYEON is Song Kang + Pyeon (referring to being by one’s side in Korean) for fans, which is a very meaningful name, so I will always be there, with us thinking of each other!,” added Song Kang. 

He concluded his letter with a sweet note: “I will come back in good health, safely, and happily!
I love you SONGPYEON! I always do.”

Song Kang last appeared on screen via the Netflix series “My Demon” alongside actress Kim Yoo-jung. He is also known for his lead roles in “Love Alarm”, “Sweet Home” and “Nevertheless”. 

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