Through the May issue of @star1 magazine, he participated in a pictorial along with an interview. During the interview portion, he was asked, “How do you feel about your impending enlistment?”
He answered, “I thought I would be totally cool with it and I thought it would be nothing. But I do feel a bit sad, too.” He clarified, “It’s not about the fact that I have to enlist that makes me sad, but the fact that I’m at the end of my 20s.”
The interviewer commented, “It seems like enlisting late built up the Lee Min Ho that you are today.” Lee Min Ho agreed, saying, “If I’d gone early, I wouldn’t have been cast in ‘Boys Over Flowers‘ and my 20s probably wouldn’t have been as happy. I personally think that going later was a good choice for me.” He remained humble and added, “I’m lucky to have acted during a great era and I was able to get a lot of love overseas, and I’m happy that I was able to contribute to hallyu in my own way.”
Lastly, he was asked if there was anything he wanted to challenge himself with as a soldier. He replied with a bright smile, “Having a routine is going to be a great challenge for me in itself.” He didn’t forget about his supporters, saying, “I feel all the fans’ sadness and their support. I’d like to come back healthy and heal them again with a great project.”
Meanwhile, Lee Min Ho will be enlisting to the military on May 12. You can find the rest of the honest interview and pictorial in the May issue of @star1 magazine.
Lee Min Ho has officially confirmed that he will be enlisting in the army in less than 4 weeks.
Insiders first leaked that Lee Min Ho will begin his mandatory military service on May 12, serving as a social worker in Gangnam. Lee Min Ho and his agency have now confirmed the news.
Lee Min Ho’s status as a social service worker stems from his injuries suffered from a serious car accident with Jung Il Woo in 2006. He had to get a metal rod inserted into his leg and also fractured his ankle.
Lee Min Ho’s agency, MYM Entertainment has made an official statement confirming the enlistment date and details.